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K6III   SOAB(TS) HP   35,4822010-03-27 22:53:43
Did some spotting while I was not operating (i.e. I am not in the Assisted
Class).
Set my goal to work 25 Q's on each band. 160m is the roughest, of course.
Anyway I worked 9 new states towards W.A.S. on 160/ssb. Now if they will just
upload their log to LOTW (PLEASE)! 300w, 2-el tribander at 55ft, windom at
60ft, Lazy-U wire on 160m.
 
UA9BA(@RW9AW)   SOAB QRP   853,1532010-03-27 23:01:09
Yeah! I agree with Danny K7SS - "Life is too short for QRP!" I was going to
operate fm UP2L but the leisure and business plans didn't match this time, so
I
decided to try QRP from a average+ station to get the feeling for the QRP
category. I went to my good friend Walter RW9AW for this one. Walter has a few
monoband antennas and that's what I wanted for this QRP adventure. So, I had a
brand new K3 (5.0 Watts on its meter all the way through, and I hope the meter
is correct) for the radio and for the antennas I had a 160m sloper, 80m
rotating dipole (a gamma matched boom of a 3L40), 3L40, 5L20, 5L15 all @30 mh.
I just couldn't stand the torque, so I qiut in the middle of the contest. Never
again will I go QRP! Too boring. One good thing about this experience, though.
I now have a good knowledge of what's to be expected from a QRP entry from UA9A
land. And I already know that many while claiming QRP are not small at all!
There are many many good ears and ops out there so I salute to them and thank
them for the patience! Those that never heard me they even don't know they
didn't, so God bless you all!
73's & GL, Willy UA9BA
 
S51D   SOSB40(TS) HP   420,3122010-03-28 10:08:57
just 4 fun!Thanks Qs!
73 Simon
 
W7VJ   SOAB HP   104,8672010-03-28 10:25:34
Noticing an increasing number of stations simply landing on a frequency and
calling CQ contest without even listening, let alone asking, if the frequency
is being used.
 
DKØWL(@DJ6ZM/DL1A)   M/S HP   5,100,8162010-03-28 10:31:03
FT2000, ACOM 2000A, OB804020, OB17-4, OB9-5, 10m 5el, 15m 5el, 160m Inv-L

Thanks for all the QSOs. Limited operation due to other committments. Decent
condx on the high bands, even some good DX on 10m.

Once again thanks to our host Toffy, DJ6ZM.

We will be back with full force in WPX CW (M/2)!

73, Fabian DJ1YFK
 
N8BJQ   SOAB HP   3,172,5102010-03-28 10:32:15
Should be some big scores. Very good conditions and a ton of EU stations with
logs of new prefixes. 20M the first night was awesome with all the UA9's and
UA0's plus JA and some other Asian stations. Nice 10M opening on Saturday
afternoon. Lots of extra 3 pointers and some nice mults.

Would like to have done the entire time but have to fly to W6 this afternoon.
Seems this happens for almost every contest.

Looking forward to the CW weekend.
 
SM6U(@SK6AW)   SO(A)AB HP   1,300,6842010-03-28 10:38:40
Woha!

20 was a real mess. Quite a few more stations than usual being 10-15kc's broad
or so. A vast majority of thoose signals seems to originate from east of me.
Even 40 was more fun with the new 100kc expansion. 15m never really opened up
for a good run this far north except for some JA's on sunday before noon.

Nevertheless, quite amusing. Just a bit disappointing that condx from the
working days seems to disappear during contest weekends.

/Rick
SM6U
 
KI9A(@K9SD)   SO(A)AB HP   4,818,6452010-03-28 11:42:12
Thanks to Sam for having me up to do this. Had been fighting a cough for about 3
weeks, so, making more than one or two exchanges without coughing was a fight.
Antennas worked nicely, being able to point the mono bander at my target area,
and spraying the stack across other areas, and switching between the 2.
Awesome.

High points:
- Neat opening on 10 Saturday, picked off a bunch of mults, and Q's. Had the
stack pointed due south.
- Nice over the pole opening on both evenings on 20.
- 6 hrs of sleep on Saturday!
- 15 meters..WOW. Nice to have room, band was super quiet.

Low points:
-EVERYONE trying to pack into 7.125-200.
-20 being PACKED.
-Coughing thru the contest!!

Thanks for the Q's!

73- Chuck KI9A

K9SD equip:
ICOM 781
Alpha 87a
160m shunt fed tower
80m 4 Square sloping dipoles
40m 2 ele @ 140'
20m 5 ele 48' boom mono @ 120' & 3 stack KT34xa 120-80-40 feet
15m 5 ele 36' boom mono @ 135' & KT34xa stack
10m KT34xa stack
 
DM4DX   SOSB40 LP   201,6282010-03-28 12:13:38
Nice as usually, but lot of problems with radio, antenna, PC... See you next
year.
 
W6NF   SOSB160 LP   5,1482010-03-28 13:00:36
Tough...high noise and no DX...not even JA/KH6! CN2R was S9 Friday evening but
he apparently had bad noise so no Q :<( I'm still glad I played on 160 for a
few hours.
 
K7HC   SO(A)AB HP   1,170,7202010-03-28 13:01:21
Many problems for me. Worked last part barefoot as amp continued to fail. only
had a little less than 23 hours on the air, but this is my highest score ever.
Need to repair my 40 meter antenna and get something on for 160. All things
considered, it was pretty good from here. I'll be Baaak!
 
YT9X   M/2 HP   5,926,0502010-03-28 13:22:45
Mountain locations are usually excellent, but sometimes they can mean trouble.
A typhoon-like storm completely destroyed our antenna system last December.
Taking advantage of a few sunny days during the winter, we repaired the
system
with great effort, hoping to use it in WPX SSB and planning a serious
participation in one of the multi-op categories. The contest started great,

but Murphy's laws are merciless: a storm with strong winds and a lot of rain

caused a power black-out during Saturday evening. We did wait for a couple
of hours - and then concluded that the contest was over for us.

See You in the CW part.

73`s
Milan YU1ZZ (one of YT9X)
 
AE4O   SOAB LP   9,1352010-03-28 13:46:56
FT-857D @ 50W to 40m horizontal loop up 15m. Excellent conditions. Thanks.
 
K7MY   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   39,2202010-03-28 13:50:49
Class was confusing, worked as: Single OP; assisted, high power, single band 10
mtrs, using TB Wires.

Good to see 10 Meters open during the contest.
 
WE7K   SOSB15 HP   92,7482010-03-28 14:14:01
Icom 756PROIII, Icom PW-1 amp, Force 12 C4XL. Few East Mediterranean and Middle
East stations compared to past week.
 
TF1CW(TF3CW)   SOAB HP   650,2682010-03-28 14:30:34
How dare one plan a SOSB40 entry, and face the EU QRM zoo with a lone Vertical
antenna...? Must err on the side of insanity...... But EU QRM is the BEST.
It´s here where the " between the ears DSP " really works...... A few trips to
a very quiet 15 meter band to cool off, was great.

Can´t wait for the CW part.........

Siggi TF3CW
 
K8DD   SOAB HP   123,2002010-03-28 14:34:51
Great to hear 10M alive.
Fun to only work mults!
Rig: K3 AL-1200
Ant: 160 Inv L, 80M dipole @ 95', 40M dipole @ 55', X-7 yagi @ 105'
 
VE8DW   SOSB20(R) HP   67,1372010-03-28 14:35:49
I managed to squeeze in some operating time while moving to a new QTH this
weekend. Had a lot of fun, thank you to all who worked me. See you next time.

73
VE8DW
 
NF8J   SOAB HP   165,4302010-03-28 14:50:17
Could only spend 10 hrs, some on Saturday and a few on Sunday. worked 59
countries and 23 zones. Had E51, So Cook and KG6, Guam call me when running on
Sat..Great contest, lots of very polite ops..

73,

Paul VanOveren
NF8J
 
DQ4W   M/2 HP   3,500,9792010-03-28 15:02:21
WPX is good for training new operators and this is what we did this year.
Most of the time, the trainees operated the station under supervision of the
veterans. Both parties learned a lot from each other.
 
WI7N   SO(A)AB HP   425,7902010-03-28 15:06:15
Nice to finally see conditions improving on the bands.
 
DG3LCH(@DKØAX)   SOSB20 HP   524,0642010-03-28 15:22:47
Equipment:

Rig: IC-751A
Amp: ZZ-2001
Ant: Optibeam OB 9-5 @30m

This time we were able to lock Murphy out :-)
All the equipment worked well, including the new headset-configuration.
Highlight amongst others were a couple of VKs (incl. /m!) calling me Saturday
morning.
 
P33W(RA3AUU)   SOSB20 HP   8,447,4942010-03-28 15:42:58
First time SO Single Band ever.
 
HI3CC   SOSB20 LP   903,5402010-03-28 15:45:07
See you next year...

Thans edwin HI3K opt(40M) and Francisco HI3FVA opt (80m)
 
WB4MAK   SO(A)AB HP   8682010-03-28 15:49:55
Flex 5000A, 80M Horiz loop at 75 ft. Acom 2000A. Band conditions were good,
especially 15M. Thank you for all the QSOs.
 
6W1SJ(E78A)   SOSB15 HP   7,376,5082010-03-28 15:53:17
Average setup:

ICOM 756 PRO III
Acom 2000A
Cushraft Logperiodic ASL2010 @ 15m (rotated manually)

Had a cunning plan to work again on 20m, and try to beat my result from last
year.
Started on 20 ... a good start, great USA opening, but then after QSO 146 @
01:07GMT "BUUUM" ... electricity was gone. The reason was 2 KW battery charger
(for solar system backup) that kicked in at 01,00 GMT. My fault ... forgot to
change the clock mechanism settings.

FYI, houses (single phase AC) here are equipped with front-end "no can fix
after fault" fuse-box of 15 Amps, and this poor thing could not survive Acom +
2KW charger. Tried to bypass, no luck, so gave up the contest that night.
... next day went to town to buy the fuse box and replaced it.
Went on 15 meters just for fun, starting 11.30 GMT (late start). The start was
really good. First day yielded abt 3,000,000 pts with close to 1,500 QSOs. Next
day was a bit slower (again made mistake and slept till 09,00GMT).

The band was in really great shape, and I am really happy with the result after
only 20 1/2 hrs of work.

Two hours before end, another problem with voltage ... this time mains dropped
down to 190 VAC, ACOM started to reset itself every few minutes ... too
annoying. Anyhow, the band was almost closed, so I called it a day.


Great fun!

Hope some of the guys worked seriously this category ... the band was really
crowded.

73!
6W1SJ
 
NA4BW   SOAB LP   9,9062010-03-28 16:09:30
Worked 4 NA prefixes in < 2 hours that I have never heard before!

""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
GEORGIA QSO PARTY IS COMING UP! APRIL 10 & 11.
1800Z - 0359Z SATURDAY/1400Z -2359Z SUNDAY

GQP.CONTESTING.COM
""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
73 Brian NA4BW
 
N4JIK   SO(A)AB LP   134,4362010-03-28 16:17:49
Great contest spent most my time working on the bands that I have been
previously neglecting such as 80/15/10 paid off for a lot of new countries.
Great fun, would have been nice if I had more time during the day to operate
more. Thank you to 3D2AA for the call on 80m made my contest!
 
K6RIM   SO(A)AB HP   186,5622010-03-28 16:36:15
Phone is not my bag, but put in a little time to run the new Alpha 9500 through
its paces.

Conditions were fair, not nearly as good as for either weekend of the ARRL DX
Contest.
 
NA2U   SO(A)AB LP   10,2862010-03-28 16:37:01
100 watts to 80-10m dipole at 5 feet.

73...........Fred/NA2U
 
W8MJ   SO(A)AB HP   5,344,8802010-03-28 16:39:31
Log has been uploaded to LOTW. The bands are starting to come back.

Ken W8MJ
 
PP5JAK   SOSB10 HP   12,8802010-03-28 16:40:27
WAS NOT THIS TIME. MY IC746pro STOPPED TRANSMIT.
 
PT1A(PY1ZV)   SOSB15 HP   5,768,3842010-03-28 16:43:24
NICE TEST ANDA PROPAGATION IN 15M, THIS A FIST TIME I WORKED IN MONOBAND 15
METERS IN PR1T CONTEST STATION.

THANKS FOR THE COMPANY TO PY1JR, PU1MKZ and PY1NB for all the contest.

see you and cw fase

73's
 
VE3RZ   SO(A)AB HP   1,480,1882010-03-28 16:47:34
Not a lot of time this weekend as too much non-radio stuff to do. Still
conditions seemed better on Saturday than Sunday when I could listen.

Thanks for all the Qs.

Tony
VE3RZ
 
K7XC   SOSB10 HP   8,6352010-03-28 16:56:42
A bit sore from overdoing it while finishing the garage interior ceiling so I
didn't stray from home to a large multi op as planned but sporadically poked
around monoband 20 Mhz, working all I heard on 10M.
 
N2RJ   SO(A)AB HP   527,4722010-03-28 16:59:35
Very much part time effort due to a family emergency that took me away from the
radio most of Saturday and Sunday. So I ended up doing some on Friday night, a
little on Saturday morning and the rest on Sunday evening.

I think we had a sunspot from what I heard because 20 was open pretty late.
Asia including Asiatic Russia was just booming. A real pleasant surprise was
Thailand on Saturday morning.

One more thing - I need a foot switch, so I'll be ordering one this week. One
handed logging isn't working so well. :)

Thanks for all of the Q's.

very 73
Ryan, N2RJ
 
W7RN   M/2 HP   9,526,2862010-03-28 17:01:47
We had a great group of CW operators. Unfortunately, this was a phone contest.
 
N3ALN   SO(A)AB LP   507,0522010-03-28 17:01:53
Did not plan to operate much and went to the hamfest in Saturday and out to
dinner Saturday for my anniversary but got hooked on the contest!
Did mostly S&P.
Equipment: IC-756 Pro III (100w) and Carolina Window.
 
N3RD   SO(A)AB HP   751,1802010-03-28 17:03:17
All S&P. Only 1 European worked on 10m. Next year it will be better.
 
K3WW   SO(A)AB HP   4,426,4562010-03-28 17:03:57
Goal was to hit some interesting openings and stay out of the way.
 
DK8EY   SOAB HP   107,8872010-03-28 17:06:14
ICOM IC-7400, AL-80B
5-ele-beam, 2x 23m
N1MM Logger, Tohiba Tecra M4
 
LP1H(@LU5HM)   M/2 HP   33,504,4442010-03-28 17:06:33
Thanks to Ramon LU5HM, LU7HE and Monica for hospitality and Support.
Thanks to all who gave us a call.
Congrats to our friends at ZY7C for such a great effort and to the multi multi
at Atilano's commemorating PY5GA

Best regards to all.

Have fun.

73

The operators at LP1H - 2010 CQ WW WPX SSB CONTEST.
 
W6ZL   SOAB LP   79,1942010-03-28 17:07:13
Casual operation, all S&P, only DX, breaking in new K3 s/n 4090.
 
PY2NY   SOAB LP   3,442,6922010-03-28 17:08:38
I left PS2T away this time, and PY2DJ go there to do something. A lot of
personal problems at my home and even some work to do. Almost forgiven contest
at first night but saturday morning gave me hope and put on radio again. Was,
like always, amazing to find my friends on the air. Thanks for calling me W6NV,
N6AA, HA5PT, PY5GA, PY2VZ, PY2ZR, ZY7C, N4NO, N2AA, and a lot of other guys !!
Hope to do something different for WPX CW. - 73 !!
Station not ready yet to do real SO2R, like PS2T in Araraquara. See some stats
now;
------------------------
FT1000-MP-MKV-Field
Cushcraft 40-2CD; KLM KT34XA, Alpha Delta Sloper DXA.
Heil HC4 Quiet Phone headset; N1MM software; MK2R+ controller MicroHam.
------------------------
PY2NY Max Rates:
2010-03-27 2237Z - 5,0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 300 per hour
2010-03-27 2332Z - 3,3 per minute (10 minute(s)), 198 per hour
2010-03-27 2350Z - 2,6 per minute (60 minute(s)), 156 per hour
------------------------
PY2NY Runs >10 QSOs:
2010-03-27 0001 - 0027Z, 14239 kHz, 50 Qs, 115,2/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 0032 - 0103Z, 14237 kHz, 73 Qs, 141,9/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 0139 - 0158Z, 14234 kHz, 35 Qs, 106,5/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 1215 - 1246Z, 21208 kHz, 34 Qs, 65,1/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 1249 - 1313Z, 21216 kHz, 39 Qs, 97,2/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 1403 - 1415Z, 28415 kHz, 11 Qs, 55,4/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 1421 - 1444Z, 21227 kHz, 16 Qs, 41,9/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 1617 - 1715Z, 21270 kHz, 105 Qs, 108,7/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 1738 - 1835Z, 21242 kHz, 84 Qs, 88,8/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 2011 - 2038Z, 28442 kHz, 40 Qs, 91,3/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 2040 - 2105Z, 28442 kHz, 48 Qs, 111,6/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 2112 - 2123Z, 28437 kHz, 21 Qs, 114,5/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 2210 - 2216Z, 21241 kHz, 15 Qs, 153,4/hr PY2NY
2010-03-27 2217 - 2356Z, 21242 kHz, 239 Qs, 144,2/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 0001 - 0018Z, 14247 kHz, 19 Qs, 67,7/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 0030 - 0107Z, 14247 kHz, 74 Qs, 119,8/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 0142 - 0157Z, 14219 kHz, 12 Qs, 50,8/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 1051 - 1110Z, 21271 kHz, 12 Qs, 38,0/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 1305 - 1342Z, 21204 kHz, 35 Qs, 56,8/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 1345 - 1445Z, 21204 kHz, 34 Qs, 34,0/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 1534 - 1545Z, 21199 kHz, 12 Qs, 64,0/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 1556 - 1630Z, 28443 kHz, 20 Qs, 35,4/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 1907 - 2021Z, 28424 kHz, 121 Qs, 98,9/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 2100 - 2134Z, 14280 kHz, 44 Qs, 78,9/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 2141 - 2217Z, 21252 kHz, 29 Qs, 47,8/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 2233 - 2305Z, 14238 kHz, 45 Qs, 83,2/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 2321 - 2339Z, 14167 kHz, 32 Qs, 102,4/hr PY2NY
2010-03-28 2351Z - 23:57, 14167 kHz, 12 Qs, 108,5/hr
-----------------------
 
W1KQ   SOSB20 HP   40,3772010-03-28 17:08:45
Bronchitis kept my ops down most of the weekend. Did manage to get the dipole
back up after a wind storm about two months back...although did not use it in
this contest. Kept the amp quiet; only ran 200 watts...FT-1000D barefooted
mode. Didn't really need the amp for Europe or South America as the X-9 at 40
feet does okay.
 
K7UN   SO(A)AB HP   178,0122010-03-28 17:10:01
For the first time I had trouble with the N1MM logging program. It locked up my
computer several times, twice losing some data ... leading to embarrasing
dupes.

I was delighted when 10 meters opened up for a while Saturday afternoon.
 
W2IRT   SOSB40 HP   877,6912010-03-28 17:10:15
I'd planned to do a serious 40m entry this year. That is until a group of
friends decided to go out to dinner on Friday night at the best steakhouse in
New York City and enjoy copious quantities of very rare single malt Scotch.
Needless to say, by the time I got back home I was in a serious meat-coma and
contesting had to wait till Saturday morning (p.s. Steak and Scotch taste even
better when a fried pays the ginormous tab!)

Saturday dawned far too early for my liking.

By Saturday afternoon I was ready to play and started a pretty serious but
limited-time effort, staying single-band 40m. Had a lot of decent runs the
whole time, albeit mostly to NA. Ran NA all afternoon Sunday but the pickins'
got pretty slim by about 2100z. Spent about 90% of my operating time running or
hunting for a run frequency.

All equipment worked flawlessly though the need for a high-power autotuner gets
highlighted every time I contest on 40m. I suspect I'll be spending a little
time at the Palstar booth in Dayton this year.

I expect a little time on the bands in WPX-CW but failing that, I'll see y'all
in October for CQWW. 73 and Good DX de W2IRT
 
KE7YF   SOAB LP   103,7402010-03-28 17:10:52
100watts
Stealth antennas
 
VA3DX   SO(A)AB HP   2,959,6222010-03-28 17:10:55
Points for Contest Club Ontario
 
NN4F   SO(A)AB LP   1,504,9942010-03-28 17:11:22
Set a target of the W4 SOAB(A)LP record, reached that after 15 hours, and went
on a little higher, didn't operate last year, but the year previous, score was
467,000, this year 1,504,994

Bands were in excellent condition, some great signals on 40 on friday night
heard G & VK at the same time, some opening, great to see 10 open to VK/ZL/ZS
from here. Also great conditions on 20 late friday with all the asia/russian
stations..

Thanks to all for the repeats for my low power station.

Radio: FT9000, N1MM
Antennas:
10m - 7-el @ 70ft
15m - 7-el @ 100ft
20m - 6/6 @ 60/120ft
40m - 3el @ 145ft
80m - Rotatable Dipole @ 140ft / Two Phased 150ft Towers
160m - 1/2 wave Dipole @ 130ft / Two Phased 150ft Towers
3 x 900ft Beverage
 
NF4A   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   1,554,8902010-03-28 17:11:25
Part time effort due to work related social events and recovering from a cold.
 
OL3X(OK1FC)   SOSB80 HP   570,8402010-03-28 17:11:34
TS2000,1kw,ant invert v, delta loop
 
K3TD   SOSB15 LP   25,2032010-03-28 17:11:38
Inverted L 30'H x 75'L
IC-7700 @ 100 watts
N1MM

73!
Tad, K3TD
 
WWØAL   SOAB HP   162,4002010-03-28 17:12:12
Nursing a terrible cold and only able to work during the days... too sniffely to
call CQ at all... but added a few new countries and bands.

In my 4 years of hamming I've never experienced 10-meters being so open.
 
KB3LIX   SO(A)AB LP   602,9812010-03-28 17:12:43
100% Search and Pounce

100 watts and a chunk of zip cord !!!
 
NG7M   SOAB LP   55,0622010-03-28 17:12:59
Who says you can't have fun with 100 watts and wire across the top of your
roof... :)
 
KZ5OM   SOAB(TS) HP   4,7502010-03-28 17:15:02
Just exercising the club call.
300w, 2el tribander at 55ft.
 
NR3X(N4YDU)   SOAB LP   520,8842010-03-28 17:15:44
Sounded like participation was high. Conditions seemed pretty good as well. The
format for this contest makes for a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I'll miss the CW
weekend.

Station:

Ten Tec Corsair, and wires

73,

Nate/N4YDU
 
N1TM   SOSB40 QRP   178,1772010-03-28 17:16:39
Last year I beat the previous 40m SB QRP record with a score of 67400. Surprised
I did so much better this year with about the same operating time. Much higher
multiplier count as well as being able to run a few stations.Average points per
q was also 12% higher than last year

Good luck to all

73 Tom
 
RW2F(UA2FB)   SOSB160 HP   596,5682010-03-28 17:16:56
VERY HARD WORK :)
 
K3MD   SOAB(TS) HP   2,508,4892010-03-28 17:17:25
NO TELNET!!!
Eu long path opeing on 15 was FB.
 
W7VO   SO(A)AB HP   754,5092010-03-28 17:17:40
Missed all of Saturday helping my son move back home from college. Had a great
time, except on 10M, where my mouse froze every time I keyed the amplifier and
I had to crawl under the desk to re-plug the USB port cable after each QSO...
Need to look into that....
 
ZM4G(ZL2IFB)   SO(A)AB HP   871,8322010-03-28 17:18:11
'Other priorities' and a preference for CW meant a part-time entry this year. I
decided to stick to 15m, though I'll be interested to see whether 10m opened.

Thanks for several new DXCC slots and hopefully the last few states for
15m/WAS.

Eqpt: K3, amp, 500W, tribander at 14m AGL on a hilltop 260m ASL.

73
Gary ZM4G (aka ZL2iFB)
 
WKØP   SOAB HP   193,7642010-03-28 17:19:09
First, thanks to all that were calling me through major QRM. Your patience is
much appreciated.

Although my hopes were high, conditions, at least from my QTH in Denver, were
not nearly as good as in the ARRL Contests over the past couple of months. The
noise levels were very high and along with QRM made things pretty difficult to
hear at times. Sorry to those I missed.

The WPX is my most favorite contest so I look forward to the CW contest and
better, and quieter, conditions!

Thanks to all who heard me.

David, WK0P
 
LX7I(DJ8OG)   SOAB HP   11,891,5052010-03-28 17:19:11
Thanks to LX2A for his station during WPX Contest. Me first try in SO2R and only
a few QSOs where made with the 2nd radio.
Thanks to all who gave me a call and sorry for those I couldnt copy.

Vy73 from LX, Matt - DJ8OG
 
NDØC   SOAB QRP   635,3652010-03-28 17:19:37
This is the first time in several years I didn't have any major scheduling
conflicts with the WPX weekend so was finally able to go pretty much full-bore.
As usual for me (with QRP and mediocre antennas) it was 99.9% S&P

20 was the usual mess - crowded from top to bottom and splatter all over, which
was complicated by the fact that my receiver front end is overloading very
badly. I even used the old Argonaut a litte just to get some relief. Nearly
every European QSO was painful on 20. Late in the afternoon and evening 20 was
better to EU and there were some decent openings over the pole to Asia late in
the evening. 40 and 80 were tough - seemed like a lot of noise aside from all
the QRM. 15 was pretty decent and it was great to see some openings on 10 -
but no Europe on 10.

I only heard a few JAs and couldn't work a single one. I did get some Pacific
stuff though. I had a blast but am content to not listen to splatter and noise
for a couple days! It is still amazing to me that 5 watts can do what it does
and is certainly a tesiment to the good ears and persistence on the other end.
Thanks for the patience with the repeats and fills!

Station: Yaesu FT-897 (at 5 watts out) and Argonaut 509 (at 3 watts out)
Antennas: Wilson SY-3 tribander Yagi at 15 meters and dipoles for 40 and 80

73,
Randy, ND0C

As always: "You don't have to be crazy to run QRP ... but it helps!"
 
VO1KVT   SOAB HP   1,582,7782010-03-28 17:19:40
Thanks for all the Q's, and some new countries. Nice to be able to work into
Japan and China in the evening on 20 meters. A pleasant surprise to work South
Cook Is. and New Caledonia with the great signals.
73, Ken VO1KVT
 
K2DSL   SOAB(R) LP   576,4602010-03-28 17:20:46
I wonder when the noise in my head will stop? Phone contests give me a chance to
hear the voices and say hello to those we work a bit more methodical in CW &
RTTY contests and it's always nice to have someone recognize you and say hello,
even in a pileup. This is the last contest I think I can sneak in as a rookie so
we'll see how that stacks up against the others.

It is a great contest and conditions were good. 40m felt stronger Sat morning
then Sun morning but very workable. 15 was a nice break from 15m and 10m had
some activity. 20m was wall to wall noise (non-directional antenna if that even
matters). For a real break I'd pop over to 40m and work some new ones each time
and there were always new ones calling CQ. Called CQ on 15m and 40m since there
was room there. Did pretty well on 40m too.

Terrific ops - everyone was friendly, respectful and patient. There were some
impressive serial numbers being given out on Sunday by the big boys. Ok, time
to process the log and stretch my legs. Thanks for all the Q's!

Equipment: Kenwood TS-2000 w/ 100w
Antenna: G5RV
 
W4KW   SOAB HP   1,154,6642010-03-28 17:20:51
Great Opening over the Pole Saturday Night & Sunday morning.
TNX to ALL for the Q's

73
Bert
 
NX5M   SOSB15 HP   2,461,0052010-03-28 17:21:04
I had never done a single-band 15 in WPX SSB before so decided to give it a try.
Did not know how much time I would spend doing it but other than sleeping a
little late both mornings I ended up sticking with it.
Had a pretty good time although it became increasingly difficult to talk due to
a raw spot on the tip of my tongue (no, I did not put it somewhere I should not
have).
N5DTT claims he worked me long path. I did not dispute it.......he is maybe 50
miles away but insisted that he was working me long path because he was pointing
southwest and I am northeast of him. I found this to be pretty funny!
Whatever.
I have had enough........time to eat (even with sore tongue).
 
WU3A(W3UA)   SO(A)AB HP   7,241,3602010-03-28 17:22:13
Since the hurricane destroyed my low band antennas and all beverages, I was
limited to 40 meters and up (a few Qs on 80 were made with my old backup
sloper) -- which definitely hurt QSO point values... Due to dry weather, noise
was up to S9+10, and without a backup antenna for 40 (my 40 meter 4SQ was
destroyed, along with 80 and 160), I had hard time listening on 40, too.
Anyway, sunspots are back, and even with all this loss of antennas, I finished
better than last year, although just a notch above. Hope to finish repairs
before WPX CW...
 
KD7MSC   SOAB HP   242,7782010-03-28 17:22:15
Had a great time. I hope to have a voice keyer and headset soon. My station is
slowly getting there. Equipment worked great except for my voice.

Rig was my TS-930S and Henry 2K-3.
Antennas are still low dipoles and a wire vertical.

See you all in the next one.
73, Sean
KD7MSC
 
KY7K   SOAB LP   37,3752010-03-28 17:22:45
Had lots of fun with limited time. Oh for a real antenna... G5RV @ 20' does not
make life easy.
 
5D5A(@CN3A)   M/S HP   38,800,0002010-03-28 17:23:10
Very tired, but what a contest !!!!

Third time OF 5D5A on the air for WPX SSB M/S in 2 !!!!

First place in 2007 and 2008 and now our own record.

Many troubles as usual but we had a big fun, thank's to all the
operators/stations.

All the best 73's to all de 5D5A / CN3A Matt and Steve (IK2SGC-IK2QEI)
 
DR1A   M/M HP   49,929,8032010-03-28 17:24:05
Thanks for all the contacts. We finished just short of 50M points, but well
beyond the existing European Multi/Multi record of 42M. See you all in CQ WPX
CW in the end of May.

73 Ben
DL6FBL

http://www.dr1a.com
http://www.facebook.com/DL6FBL
 
NH6P(KH7Y)   SOSB15 HP   5,499,2482010-03-28 17:24:34
15 meters was fantastic all weekend long, with long path into Europe both
nights. Everything played well in the shack and we had a great time. Highlight
was being called by C4I long path at about 11 pm local time here.

Thanks for all the QSOs see you all CW WPX !

IC-7800
LK-550
4 Element at 100 feet
8 Element LP at 80 feet

Aloha, Fred KH7Y
 
KC4HW   SOAB HP   148,4192010-03-28 17:25:44
HP=200 Watts! Radio: FT2000D, antennas: 40-2CD and 204BA.

Struggled to find a frequency to call CQ. Hard to hold one when I did find
one... hi hi. Just did not have enough present. Oh well, got a solution, just
need to get it installed. Should be ready in the future. I don't think I will
play another PH contest without the amp.

Jim/KC4HW
 
RM3F(UA3DPX)   SOAB HP   8,938,0482010-03-28 17:26:08
SSB is allways difficult (tuff)
but it is a new record of EU RUSSIA
WPX is one of my best LOVER !!!
See You all in CW
73! Andy
 
HB9OCR   SO(A)AB HP   1,700,5022010-03-28 17:26:43
Great contest ! I worked a lot for having a good station and that time it's
worked: the radio worked fine, the PA very fine, the antennas have surprised!
New antenna on 80m: vertical 33ft at 12ft made it! 15m very poor by me, but 10m
surprising wide opening to south america at 21 local up to 23 local on sunday.
More pfx than ever. Excellent weather conditions and during the pause I had a
great birthday grill party with other hams friends (but they didn't operate!
Just eating!). Excellent conditions to north america on 20-40-80m. Unexpected
OC (KH2, 9M, DU, VK) qsos!

Thanks to all for points and see you next year !
Best 73 Marco HB9OCR
 
EE2W(@EB2BXL)   M/S HP   7,785,8222010-03-28 17:28:25
Cu in CW part..!!!

73.
 
W3LL   SOAB(TS) LP   67,1992010-03-28 17:32:33
EOC booth duty at the Greater Baltimore Hamfest (Timonium Hamfest) left little
time for contesting this weekend.
 
KU8E   SOSB40(TS) HP   758,0802010-03-28 17:34:17
IC756PRO / AL811H - 500 watts
Center fed 130 ft Zepp @ 50 ft, Wire vertical with 4 elevated radials.

I had planned on just playing around this weekend but the rate on 40 meters was
so good on Friday night I stuck with it and decide to just do a SB effort. I'm
sure a FT SB40 effort would have netted over 1000 QSO's.

It was interesting to me that there were so many DX stations who made little
effort to work the USA split. I would hear some stations call CQ for 10 mins
and never make the effort to listen up. 7125-7200 was so packed with stations
it was hard to get a frequency the call CQ on. Most of the stations operating
there were the Big Guns. CQing above 7200 on a clear frequency that didn't have
BC interference and listening split below 7100 didn't really work that well.

It was still fun in the amount of time I had to play radio....


73, Jeff KU8E
 
KT8K   SOAB QRP   228,4802010-03-28 17:35:36
Rig: TT Orion (5 Watts)
Antennas: 20/40/80 fan vee @ 55 ft, 550+ ft horiz loop at 20-70 ft in trees

QRM was so nasty on 20m that, without a beam, I just couldn't make myself
heard. Fortunately 15m was great and 40m was good, and I learned some new
tricks and totally smashed my personal bests.

It was amusing to hear the sleep-drunk ops in the wee hours, and I heard a
bunch while trying not to be one of them. This time I only burned out a few
times, but mostly stuck to it except for some off time to take care of non-ham
stuff. Also there was a lot less jamming than during the DX tests (but still
some).

It's all over, even the shouting, but the story-telling and bragging will go on
and on. Thanks to all for listening hard and asking for repeats.
 
N7RQ   SOSB15 HP   1,247,6102010-03-28 17:35:42
Toys: Yaesu Ft-1000MP + ACOM 1000 amplifier; 15 meter monobander fixed on JA @
61 ft., Bencher Skyhawk fixed east @ 45 ft., and 3-el SteppIR @ 78 ft. Two
tiny toy poodles as station observers and refreshments provided by Bob K8IA.

Enjoyed almost non-stop action during this single-band non-assisted effort, and
had a lot of fun joking around with some of the ops who called. Rising sunspot
numbers provided a good opening to Asia, VK/ZL and Oceana Friday and Saturday,
but JAs were a no-show Sunday afternoon (Monday morning in Japan).
Also glad to see a little more variety in EU morning opening and South America
this test, but no big numbers to report there. During daylight hours, 15
meters was a real zoo, but I enjoy that kind of challenge, so it was all ear
candy to me.
Lost a little time due to computer issues Friday evening, but made up for it by
finding a few good run frequencies during the test. Thanks to dear friends
everywhere, and Arizona Outlaws who came by to give support to the troops --
truly a treat to work WPX this year!
 
VE3AGC(@VE3WG)   SOAB LP   218,8202010-03-28 17:36:04
A fun, part time effort. Nice to see the bands coming back.

Tnxs for qsos.

Bob
 
NV1N(N1UR)   SOAB LP   3,761,1852010-03-28 17:37:40
Highest score ever for me in WPX SSB. Highest Qs and Prefixes for me as well.

This is such a unique strategy contest. Nice conditions for this. My only
disappointment was 40M. Its amazingly crowded on 40M.

Worked a lot more EU this year. Qs weren't much higher but over 1 Million
higher in score. 10M is starting to pick up but no EU yet. A couple of AF
though.

See you in WPX CW.

Ed N1UR (NV1N)
 
KG1E   SOSB80(TS) HP   556,6902010-03-28 17:37:46
Almost all contacts S&P. Conditions seemed good to all areas of the world.
A fun way to test out equipment and antennas.
Kenwood TS930S SB220 1/4 wave inverted L no beverages
 
KZ5MM(W5PR)   SOSB80 HP   780,0202010-03-28 17:39:02
Bad static crashes second night. Propagation seemed "in and then out." Would
work a few in a row then nothing. I figured 80 would be more interesting than
10 at this point in the cycle.

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

NA 0 677 0 0 0 0 677 82.2
EU 0 99 0 0 0 0 99 12.0
SA 0 23 0 0 0 0 23 2.8
AS 0 9 0 0 0 0 9 1.1
AF 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0.6
OC 0 11 0 0 0 0 11 1.3

160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total

5B 2 2
6W 1 1
9A 3 3
CE 2 2
CM 4 4
CN 1 1
CT 2 2
CT3 2 2
CU 2 2
DL 11 11
DU 1 1
E5/s 1 1
E7 2 2
EA 16 16
EA8 1 1
EI 2 2
F 2 2
FM 1 1
G 9 9
GI 1 1
GM 1 1
GW 1 1
HA 3 3
HB 1 1
HC8 1 1
HI 1 1
HK 2 2
HP 1 1
I 4 4
IT9 3 3
JA 7 7
K 592 592
KH6 7 7
KL 2 2
KP2 1 1
KP4 1 1
LU 3 3
LX 1 1
LY 2 2
LZ 1 1
OK 4 4
OM 2 2
ON 2 2
OX 1 1
OZ 1 1
P4 3 3
PA 6 6
PJ2 3 3
PY 4 4
S5 4 4
SM 2 2
SP 4 4
SV 2 2
UR 3 3
V2 1 1
VE 67 67
VK 2 2
VP5 1 1
XE 3 3
YU 2 2
YV 5 5
ZF 1 1


QSO/Pref by hour and band

Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm
OffTime

D1-0000Z --+-- 31/30 --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 31/30 31/30
D1-0100Z - 56/34 - - - - 56/34 87/64
D1-0200Z - 53/27 - - - - 53/27 140/91
D1-0300Z - 57/39 - - - - 57/39 197/130
D1-0400Z - 46/39 - - - - 46/39 243/169
D1-0500Z - 45/32 - - - - 45/32 288/201
D1-0600Z - 55/21 - - - - 55/21 343/222
4
D1-0700Z - - - - - - 0/0 343/222
60
D1-0800Z --+-- 22/14 --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 22/14 365/236
35
D1-0900Z - 44/16 - - - - 44/16 409/252
D1-1000Z - 35/16 - - - - 35/16 444/268
D1-1100Z - 21/7 - - - - 21/7 465/275
D1-1200Z - 30/22 - - - - 30/22 495/297
D1-1300Z - 1/1 - - - - 1/1 496/298
55
D1-1400Z - - - - - - 0/0 496/298
60
D1-1500Z - - - - - - 0/0 496/298
60
D1-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 496/298
60
D1-1700Z - - - - - - 0/0 496/298
60
D1-1800Z - - - - - - 0/0 496/298
60
D1-1900Z - - - - - - 0/0 496/298
60
D1-2000Z - - - - - - 0/0 496/298
60
D1-2100Z - - - - - - 0/0 496/298
60
D1-2200Z - - - - - - 0/0 496/298
60
D1-2300Z - 2/0 - - - - 2/0 498/298
58
D2-0000Z --+-- 10/10 --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 10/10 508/308
D2-0100Z - 11/7 - - - - 11/7 519/315
D2-0200Z - 29/13 - - - - 29/13 548/328
D2-0300Z - 33/16 - - - - 33/16 581/344
D2-0400Z - 52/20 - - - - 52/20 633/364
D2-0500Z - 52/29 - - - - 52/29 685/393
D2-0600Z - 43/10 - - - - 43/10 728/403
D2-0700Z - 13/4 - - - - 13/4 741/407
43
D2-0800Z --+-- 2/1 --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 2/1 743/408
52
D2-0900Z - 17/6 - - - - 17/6 760/414
D2-1000Z - 22/2 - - - - 22/2 782/416
D2-1100Z - 11/4 - - - - 11/4 793/420
D2-1200Z - 10/5 - - - - 10/5 803/425
D2-1300Z - 1/0 - - - - 1/0 804/425
59
D2-1400Z - - - - - - 0/0 804/425
60
D2-1500Z - - - - - - 0/0 804/425
60
D2-1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 804/425
60
D2-1700Z - - - - - - 0/0 804/425
60
D2-1800Z - - - - - - 0/0 804/425
60
D2-1900Z - - - - - - 0/0 804/425
60
D2-2000Z - - - - - - 0/0 804/425
60
D2-2100Z - - - - - - 0/0 804/425
60
D2-2200Z - - - - - - 0/0 804/425
60
D2-2300Z - 20/5 - - - - 20/5 824/430

Total: 0/0 824/430 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
 
N2FF   SO(A)AB LP   128,0402010-03-28 17:40:28
Saturday condisions were good but I was not on for long. Sunday was a BIG
disappointment. Fifteeen never opened to EU and SA was weak. In the afternoon
there was a small opening to SA on 10 but stations were weak, weak, weak.
Luckily I had not planned to make a major effort. It was a chancew to check
out a new 8 position remote antenna switch from DX Engineering and a repaired
quad after winter storms. Four days of 70 degree weather made that possible.
It was also a chance to take a new K3 for a test run at 100 watts without a
voice keyer. It was nice to work old friends I will meet at Dayton and to work
Sudan, Haiti and a few others.
 
VE3MMQ   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   4,282,8842010-03-28 17:40:57
756 PRO 3.....ALPHA 99 AMPL
4 EL STEPP-IR @ 80 FEET
40 METERS...33 FT VERT
80 METERS...67 FT VERT
160 METERS..132 FT INVERT L...75
FEET @ TOP BOTTOM FED
BAD NOISE TOP THREE BANDS...160 WAS
USLESS AND 80 NOT MUCH BETTER..
I CAN SEE BEVERAGES IN MY FUTURE !!!!!
10 METERS VERY SHORT OPENINGS BOTH DAYS...
 
NG7Z   SOAB HP   340,9302010-03-28 17:42:38
Spent more time than I expected on a phone contest. I was ready to cash it in
after 5 hours but kept coming back. Had some great runs on 15 and 40 with the
calls coming in spurts. I expect I got spotted. Got on during the final minutes
and got slammed! What a hoot. Thanks for the Q's and see you in the CW portion.
73 Paul NG7Z
 
KT7G   SO(A)AB HP   141,0242010-03-28 17:42:51
Ten is finally back and it was great!
 
K1LZ   M/2 HP   32,117,3042010-03-28 17:46:04
FIRST TIME M/2 FROM K1LZ . CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEAM. THIS WAS FUN
CONTEST !

73'S KRASSY K1LZ
 
W5WZ   SOAB HP   1,700,9192010-03-28 17:46:43
AWESOME! My first serious effort in WPX. Also my first serious effort at the
new station with HP. How much fun is legal? The first 15 minutes with 47 QSOs
in the log really set the pace and gave me enthusiasm. Pretty soon the serial
numbers I was giving were mostly higher than those I was receiving and my
confidence grew. Go Louisiana Contest Club!


Band QSOs Pts WPX
1.8 4 4 2
3.5 39 62 18
7 208 395 95
14 759 1144 245
21 475 971 232
28 58 163 29
Total 1543 2739 621

Score : 1,700,919

WPX SSB - 2010-03-27 0000Z to 2010-03-29 0000Z - 1559 QSOs

W5WZ Max Rates:
2010-03-27 0002Z - 5.0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 300 per hour by W5WZ
2010-03-27 0011Z - 3.2 per minute (10 minute(s)), 192 per hour by W5WZ
2010-03-27 0305Z - 2.3 per minute (60 minute(s)), 139 per hour by W5WZ


W5WZ - Off Times >= 60 Minutes
2010-03-27 06:50Z - 2010-03-27 12:05Z 05:16 (316 mins)
2010-03-27 20:36Z - 2010-03-27 21:36Z 01:01 (61 mins)
2010-03-28 02:37Z - 2010-03-28 22:39Z 20:03 (1203 mins)

Total Time Off 26:20 (1580 mins)
Total Time On 21:40 (1300 mins)


W5WZ Runs >10 QSOs:
2010-03-27 0000 - 0029Z, 21219 kHz, 66 Qs, 134.2/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 0039 - 0050Z, 21219 kHz, 12 Qs, 63.0/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 0053 - 0125Z, 21219 kHz, 58 Qs, 108.4/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 0141 - 0223Z, 14184 kHz, 97 Qs, 137.3/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 0224 - 0307Z, 14184 kHz, 91 Qs, 128.5/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 0323 - 0347Z, 7162 kHz, 33 Qs, 82.5/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 0350 - 0438Z, 7161 kHz, 50 Qs, 62.8/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 0441 - 0523Z, 7161 kHz, 55 Qs, 79.3/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 0543 - 0556Z, 3660 kHz, 21 Qs, 95.6/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 0622 - 0637Z, 7203 kHz, 31 Qs, 122.4/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 1304 - 1322Z, 21213 kHz, 34 Qs, 108.8/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 1337 - 1355Z, 21262 kHz, 18 Qs, 60.3/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 1529 - 1547Z, 21214 kHz, 29 Qs, 98.4/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 1556 - 1630Z, 21214 kHz, 50 Qs, 89.8/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 1636 - 1644Z, 21214 kHz, 12 Qs, 84.7/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 1658 - 1711Z, 14176 kHz, 13 Qs, 61.3/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 1731 - 1940Z, 14295 kHz, 170 Qs, 79.4/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 2229 - 2239Z, 21230 kHz, 11 Qs, 65.1/hr W5WZ
2010-03-27 2244 - 2352Z, 21230 kHz, 91 Qs, 79.5/hr W5WZ
2010-03-28 0004 - 0135Z, 14219 kHz, 170 Qs, 111.0/hr W5WZ
2010-03-28 2240 - 2249Z, 21235 kHz, 17 Qs, 119.5/hr W5WZ
2010-03-28 2258Z - 23:59, 14328 kHz, 122 Qs, 120.1/hr

--Scott W5WZ
 
K1ZR   SOSB40 LP   532,0142010-03-28 17:46:54
This is my first serious effort from the new QTH.

Radio: Orion
Ant: Delta loop (feedpoint 10' off the ground)
 
KT6YL   SO(A)AB HP   276,2542010-03-28 17:47:26
It was a fun weekend. Friday I stared off the contest operating from home for a
little bit, Saturday I was part of the NR6O team and today I 'played' radio from
my own station, for a few hours here and there. Nice to be a mult for many
stations, that was the whole idea of my KT6 call sign when I looked for a
vanity call, because WPX has always been one of my favorite contests.
Thanks to all for the QSO's hope you had as much fun as I did!!
best 73/88s de Tiny
KT6YL
 
KD5J   SOSB10 LP   8,5172010-03-28 17:47:58
I wasnt able to get on the air Friday night so I decided to make a part-time
effort on 10 meters. Heard several US stations on backscatter, but was only
able to work one.

Prefix Multipliers:

CE2 HP1 L73 LU1 LW1 PJ2 PU5 PY3 XR6
CE4 HP3 LP1 LU2 LW6 PJ4 PU9 TI5 YV5
CW7 KD9 LQ5 LU3 P40 PP1 PW2 TI8 ZW8
CX4 KP2 LR2 LU5 P41 PR5 PW5 WP2
HC2 L33 LR4 LU6 P43 PS2 PX2 XR1
HC8 L60 LT1 LU7 P49 PU2 PY2 XR3

Total: 51
 
PY2ZXU(@PY2DM)   SOAB HP   6,898,3742010-03-28 17:50:42
Thanks again to PY2DM, Mamiro for letting me use the shack and antennas.
Got off on a slow start but with the good propagations I got the kick of doing
an All Band effort, had planned to do Single Band to be able to sleep and do
some works, but the nice pile-ups got me going.
Congratulations to all our Brazilian stations that participated, a great number
of prefixes and some VERY good scores!
First time here in Brazil that I experienced 10m open to EU and NA at the same
time.
Finally, thanks for all contacts.
 
VE3RSA   SOAB QRP   105,4122010-03-28 17:51:29
Had to search for a microphone for this one. Man, phone is way different than CW
QRP. Think I'll stick with CW where there is no splatter and 50Hz filters !
Seriously though, I did enjoy the conditions on 15 especially and even heard
lots of EU on 10 but no luck there. My hats off to the 500+ Q QRP crowd in this
test.

See you in the CW section !

Tom VE3RSA
 
WA7NWL   SOSB40 LP   116,7362010-03-28 17:51:45
Did a 40M single-band effort for this one, and had a GREAT time. Many thanks to
the stations who pulled my signal out - there are some really talented operators
out there.

With a little pistol station and antenna (100 watts to a dipole), I set my
goals for this WPX a bit differently than the last time around. I didn't hear
Europe, Africa or Asia as much as I had expected/hoped, but worked a moderate
handfull of stations in those areas. US, OC and SA were pretty much as
anticipated, and I worked more Canadians than I'd planned on. I totally
exceeded my goals regarding the number of Q's for this contest and it was
interesting to see how far I could actually go as different plateuas were
reached.

On the 'other-side-of-the-coin'..... I also re-afirmed the wisdom of
installing/testing new antennas well before an operation - I ended up with some
really good elevated dummy loads - and I even put them up at night.....

Again, thanks to the stations I worked and to the contest sponsors for my best
SSB WPX to-date.

73,

John,
WA7NWL
 
VE9ZX   SOSB80 LP   495,6482010-03-28 17:53:17
Thanks and 73!
 
KR4F   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   643,7702010-03-28 17:54:32
Part time, S&P. Still have problem with power line noise.
73
Johnny, KR4F
 
AE5PW   SOAB LP   78,1202010-03-28 17:56:39
As a relative newcomer to HF (since mid-2008), I have often
heard stories about how you can actually have QSOs on 10 meters
instead of just listening to static. I thought those hams were just
making stories up about what happens when there are sunspots and
a decent solar flux.

Imagine my surprise when I found 10 meter activity in the opening minutes
of the contest! And then tuning to 15 meters there was even more. As a
very very little gun, I focused my efforts on 10 and 15 only, and 90% of it
was search and pounce. I did call CQ on 15 meters for a couple hours
and was pleased to have actual takers. Thanks to all of you who answered
my very weak CQ calls!

The station here is simple - a Yaesu FT950 running 100 watts with a Butternut
HF9V vertical, ground mounted. As I always say in these soapbox comments,
I never cease to be amazed at what such a simple setup can do.

I did manage to pick up 4 new DXCC entities on 10 meters, and another
4 new ones on 15 meters.

Thank you to all the friendly participants in this contest. I look forward
to the next one!
 
NC7M   M/S HP   2,017,2162010-03-28 17:57:04
Rig : FT920
Antennas : 3.8 Loop
7 Loop
14 4 element monoband yagi
21 4 element monoband yagi
28 5 element monoband yagi

Soapbox :Just my Dad and myself this time. Good conditions on all bands. Fun
fun fun!!! Best score from this rookie station. Thanks for all the Qs. A very
friendly contest for a change... everyone was polite - nice to see.
See you in the CW. 73 Virg W0RDS / Marc NC7M
 
KØVXU   SO(A)AB HP   520,6572010-03-28 17:57:31
This one was just for fun. And I did have fun even though my 80/40 meter
antennas were out of commission. Only could spend a limited amount of time at
the rig and tried to make the most of it. I was surprised that there were not
many DX stations coming through on 160 meters. But then again, it was a real
hoot working Laurie, VK7ZE, on the long path on 20 meters. Great contest and
great fun.
 
NN3W   SOAB(TS) HP   79,4422010-03-28 17:58:44
Had a lot of work obligations so I could not get away onto any of the multi
crews.

Nice run on 20 on Sunday afternoon.
 
AD5VJ   SO(A)AB HP   1,318,4102010-03-28 18:04:08
This is the highest score I have ever made in a contest and the first time I
have broken a million or 600,000 for that matter hihi.

Using an new to me rig and a new to me amp. TS-850SAT with no filters (yet) and
a trusty old Drake L-7 AMP into my home brewed Double Bazooka for 80 meters, my
Butternut Vertical on 40 meters and my 3 element triband Hornet Beam (Built in
1959) on a 30 foot Rohn 25G tower with a Ham IV rotor from the 70's.

I had something driving me I can not explain:

I wanted to quit multiple times and call it a night or day, but I just couldn't
-- I had seen so many guys with well over a million points and just had to get
there myself at least once to know how it felt.

Well, it was not too painful -- although I will admit my eyes, ears and back
are still hurting and this chair gets awefully hard after two or three hours of
sitting in it (yes its true you must stay in the chair to do anything
significant) and around hour 28 I kept forgetting things like changing antennas
ect. So I opted to take a nap around that time.

But I made it happen and that is something whether I win an award or anything
else but I feel like I already won. I made my goal. I must also say that this
is not done without the help of many many other stations who tell you to 'hang
in there' 'good luck' 'hope to work you on ALL the other bands' 'Hi Bob good to
see you here' ect.

We have a great community in contesting -- the people are for the most part
gracious, humble and great operators.

May G_d Bless each and every one of you.

Sincerely,
Bob AD5VJ

p.s now to fix my vertical that didn't have the strength of the paces I put it
through. The Bazooka never balked and the old beam stung like the Hornet it was
made to be:0)
 
WH2D(K3UOC)   SOAB HP   191,2682010-03-28 18:04:32
An amazing number of BY, BA, BD, BG stations on the air this contest. Great to
see contesting come into its own on the mainland. Congrats to locals KG6DX,
KH2JU, and WH2X, all of whom outscored me -- once again :-)

73, Mike
 
AB3CX   SO(A)AB HP   3,597,5452010-03-28 18:05:51
Beautiful Conditions on 40 and 80 meters. Great Time!
 
NM2O   SO(A)AB HP   511,5982010-03-28 18:06:31
Operated with Field Day dipoles again this year. Very surprised to get several
"big signal" comments on 15 M with only the 40 Meter dipole operating on 15M.
It's encouraging that a few sunspots are makeing a big change in propagation.
This is a welcome change!!

There are lots of very big scores from unfamiliar calls. This contest seems to
bring out all possible callsigns, and many operate from established stations
with more familiar calls. That's what WPX is all about, bringing out the
prefixes.
 
VE1ZA   SOSB20 LP   1,248,6042010-03-28 18:07:12
Well, I did not plan to do this contest, but it was cold outside. One hell of a
contest, I loved it, the conditions were just fantastic.

My 160/80/40m vertical came down in a storm in February, so I just wanted to
give a few points on 20m. Well, once I started on 20m I could run and run so I
kept running. I decided to only stay on 20m. 20M was fantastic and open all
day till at least 1AM in the morning. Had some fantastic runs into the US
and even into europe. I had no goal so after 250K points I kept going. Once I
reached 500K, well I shot for 750k, and then 1m, and eventually 1.248M. And 985
Qs. This is my best showing ever and the first 1m point contest! Wow--I never
thought I would reach that. Conditions were so crowded I had to use the K6SE
pennant on rx for 20m to focus on EU!!

The sunspots are back!!!!

Thanks to VE9ML, & VY1EI for the canadian mults

Thanks

VE1ZA
 
PY6KY   SOSB80 LP   1,1562010-03-28 18:08:06
Vy Bad propagation em py6land.
 
WX3B   M/M HP   17,461,7912010-03-28 18:08:44
A heartfelt thank you to all of the team WX3B operators over the past WPX SSB
weekend. It was one for the record books at WX3B!

Steve, NY3A was our resident CW operator who made several contact s on 10 meter
SSB at the beginning of the contest. Surprisingly, the band was wide open and
there were quite a few good prefixes to grab! What Steve may not have known is
that he was working with a dead receiver about 75% of the time, due to a sticky
relay in the 10m amplifier.

Eric, KA3ITJ was very enthusiastic about his participation at WX3B this year
even though he was severely time limited. Eric took a turn on 20 meters at the
end of the contest – and had the unique experience (first time) of working a
loud long path VK while he was running Europe.

Chuck, N3WZR is a veteran WX3B operator and I had the joy of watching him in
action on 15 & 75 meters over the weekend. I think chuck may have actually
enjoyed operating split frequency and using the Gene Bowman WB4MSG audio
switchbox to fish out stations (thanks Gene!).

Joe, NY3IM enjoyed the longest operation (every day) at a major contest from
WX3B. There were enough bands open at any given time that Joe enjoyed making
QSOs….and running stations for long periods of time! Joe is also my QSL
manager (a job I TRULY appreciate him doing) and has recently graduated to WX3B
system testing engineer. In the past year Joe has been to my house on at least
4 occasions transmitting ON DEMAND while I try to isolate audio and digital
signal RFI at my neighbor’s house.

Dennis, N8IVN definitely got thrown into the fire and had the pressure ON for
this event. After one day of DX contest training at K4VV, he was graciously
“volunteered” to operate 40 meters for a good part of the money openings to
Europe. For those that have not listened to the span between 7.128 and 7.197,
there is good news and bad news. The good news is that there are now an
infinite amount of Europeans to work simplex on these frequencies. The band
news is that 40 meters make 20 look TAME in comparison. To perform well on 40
is both a “digging” (ear test) exercise as well as a high speed run-fest.
Dennis did an excellent job getting those all important 6 pointers into our
log.

Bill, “the machine” K3WI did something I thought was impossible: he got
the 20 meter WX3B system to perform well early Saturday morning! Someone needs
to remind Bill that you can’t run stations at WX3B in the morning because
arrival angles are too low. Evidently he missed that memo and our score
improved! Bill had many hours that averaged at or close to 100 QSOs per hour!
Of the (almost) 1900 QSOs made on 20, K3WI owned a large percentage of them.

The team results were truly impressive. I set several goals for this contest
–the first and most important being to beat the high WX3B score set in 2006
of 8.5 million claimed points.

The second goal was to turn in a score that looked like a credible multi-op
score.

The third goal was to let the WX3B operators run the radios, and do very little
operating (on the money bands/times) myself – this way showing it was a true
team victory.

I am very proud of our entire team for exceeding my goals by a wide margin.
We re-adjusted our score goal many times during the contest. First we set it
at 10m….then 12m….then 13m…..then we just kept going. At one point in
the event Dennis noticed that we were very close to the prefix record from W3
land and I think we landed just 5 multipliers short of that record as well.
A hearty thank you to all that worked our team in the contest - it was great
fun talking to our friends all over the world and I look forward to seeing some
of you in Dayton!

Very 73,

Jim Nitzberg WX3B
 
NX6T(K6AM)   SOAB(TS) LP   1,677,7202010-03-28 18:08:49
It way almost like the good ol' days but without 10 meters. Much higher score
than last year.

15 was absolutly jumpin' all day with several loud signals from Europe.

20 was great late into the night with a nice over the pole opening to UA9, UN,
EY, etc. I was finally able to actually hold down a run freq on Sunday for
several hours with my little 2 el at 50 ft and 100W.

40 was tough from here. The EU's were coming in like 20 meters but I just
couldn't get through with a low dipole.

Some mighty big scores are coming in. There will be a lot of new records this
time. Congrats to all who will be a part of one.

73,

John, K6AM/ZF2AM
 
K9GY   SOAB LP   42,2442010-03-28 18:10:08
Bands sounded good just wish I could devote more to it.
Had a date with TurboTax this weekend, ugh.
Things are looking up...come on sun!

CQ CONTEST!
Eric
 
ZV2C(PY2CX)   SOSB15 LP   3,318,3542010-03-28 18:11:12
SETUP

RX/TX - YAESU FT 1000 MP MARK V FIELD
ANTENNA - TRIBANDER ( PP5UA)
MIC HEIL PROSET PLUS IC ( HC4)
SOFTWARE - N1MM V 10.3.6

73 FOR ALL
DE PY2CX MAURICIO ( ZV2C)
 
GW7X(GW4BLE)   SOAB HP   10,471,3182010-03-28 18:11:20
Haven't put in a serious WPX entry for a number of few years; my strategy was
not the best best and looks like I missed out on some good 40 metre conditions
on the second night !

Oh well....

Ten Million points was a good barrier to beat so please with that at least.

Thanks to all for the points.


Steve
GW4BLE
 
KR5X(K1BX)   SOAB LP   4,463,2562010-03-28 18:13:33
Couldn't think of any reason not to operate this one, so I did. It was my first
full effort in a WPX test. I had seen a lot of info promoting the test (fancy
website, webinar, milk cartons, etc), so I hoped others would also give it a
try.

Its nice to get some sleep, but still hard to get up early!

Condx were very good especially 80m (and getting better). Lots of activity. I
worked several countries I never work in the DX tests. There are fewer big
stations on so us LP guys can work a bit more DX than in the DX tests. I
actually ran EU on 3650. But could not hold a frequency on 40m.

Wish CW was in 2 weeks not 2 months.

160 Inv L, 500' Bev
80 Inv Vee @ 70'
40 402-CD @ 50', Inv Vee
20, 15, 10 X7 @ 60', A3 @ 30' South

IC-775, IC-756 pIII, 100W

N1MM logger, DXD

73 es DX, art
 
NØEOP   SOAB LP   38,1802010-03-28 18:14:40
Band conditions were all over the place. Friday night had 50 mph winds. Found
that since my feet are getting feeling back into them (neuropathy) that it hurt
to operate the foot switch. Plus my Neurotin makes me sleepy. Still I enjoyed
the contest. THANKS to all that pulled out my weak signal.
 
WN8R   SOAB HP   934,7842010-03-28 18:16:48
2,144 QSO Points
 
K1HI   SOAB HP   1,975,7522010-03-28 18:18:08
Thanks Jerry K0TV for getting my amplifier out of the hospital.

I had some magic happen. My south-pointing tribander lost the reflector in the
last wind-storm, so I knew it was out of commission. The KT34XA needed the
feedline repaired, so I thought I'd be using it exclusively for the contest.
Early-on, I CQed on the south antenna and a JA came back! WTF?? I then
compared the antennas with a California station - he said the south antenna was
LOUDER than the KT34XA! I used the broken antenna for the rest of the contest
and got AMAZING signal reports!

And on 40M, the Yagi has been broken for a couple of years, so I used my HB
Battle Creek Trapper. Same repoorts! and on 80 too! There was nothing I could
do to make my signal suck!

Always good to see old friends and make new on the bands.
 
VY1EI   SOSB20 HP   775,8722010-03-28 18:18:38
Great conditions on 20 meters! 15M wasn't running well enough
to move from 20. Band conditions are definitely getting better!

See you in the CW version of WPX.

Eric

www.vy1ei.ca
 
NS6T   SOAB(R) LP   4,4002010-03-28 18:29:40
It was great hearing so many countries and stations on the air.
 
VA3GKO   SO(A)AB(R) LP   525,1922010-03-28 18:30:36
Great contest the action was great. Wish i had more time in the shack but the
goal was reached and beyond. First time in the big ww contest lots of fun.
Thanks for all the great contacts good ears out there this weekend.73
Greg.Va3gko.
 
WØPAN   SOSB20 LP   36,9902010-03-28 18:30:49
Lots of fun. S and P was the only way I could go with my 100W and vertical
antenna on the ground between two orange trees. The electronic curtain on the
east coast made it a real challenge to get into Europe from Arizona. Used N1MM
logging for the first time and am impressed with the ease of using it. Sure
helped reduce the dups.
 
W5GZ   SO(A)AB LP   247,0162010-03-28 18:31:55
SOSB Assisted (20)
 
WØETT   SOAB LP   65,4692010-03-28 18:35:41
Returned from a vacation and only able to put 5 hours+ into this year's contest.
20 and 15 meters were the places to be. It was nice that 10M opened to So.
America, Central America, and 1 VK4 for me.

73 Ken, W0ETT
Parker, CO

Rig: IC756pro3 to yagis
 
KV1J   SO(A)AB HP   252,5722010-03-28 18:38:55
73, Eric KV1J
 
KM6I   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   60,6302010-03-28 18:39:17
My first SSB contest using my new (but used) Hercules amp. The first time I went
to 40m and transmitted, I thought a critter was trying to get into my shack
(which is in the back of a detached garage). Went outside and looked - nothing.
Came back in and made another call - the critter is back. Eventually, after I
took off my headphones and listened more closely, I figured out that the RF was
turning on the lawn sprinklers! Cutting the power back a few hundred watts made
that go away.

Highlight was getting called by HC8GR while running on 80.

K3 + Ten Tec Hercules 444, G5RV @ 60 feet,
 
KØAD   SO(A)AB LP   156,3322010-03-28 18:41:48
About 5 hours total over the weekend. No particular goal or strategy -just
messing around and keeping the dust off the mic.

73,

Al, K0AD
 
VX3JAQ(VE3JAQ)   SOAB LP   1,789,1162010-03-28 18:44:01
Was not able to operate most of Saturday. My son had his regional robotics
championship. They won the right to represent Oakville in Atlanta. A day well
spent! Thanks for the Q's good fun. Wish condx were a bit more open however.
 
VE4EAR   SOAB HP   3,869,8242010-03-28 18:47:29
Boy, I felt like the unfortunate kid sitting looking out the window watching all
the neighbors playing outside. That's what it was like on 15m both days,
listening to stations south of here working Europe and Asia. As long as it was
not a polar path, I had a chance. Working South Africa and Australia on 15m was
relatively easy. I won't complain because conditions were significantly better
than last year.

Nice to see some activity on 10m, even if it was only far South America.

20m was non stop QRM from 14.150 to 14.350. It was impossible to find a spot to
run where the QRM from both sides wasn't over powering. My apologies if you
called and I couldn't hear you.

There are going to be some huge scores in this one!

Time for sleep...

Ed
 
NX7TT   SOSB15 LP   265,3502010-03-28 18:51:43
My worst effort since 1984. But with power outages, computer troubles, rotator
broke, the commute from Illinois and all the troubles I had when I got home
after 4 weeks, I still got 16.5 hours in. Did miss being at K0UK's as usual and
competing in the old category, but there is always next year...
Only worked about 10 EU stations as no condx from here. Some Africa and
mostly
SA and Pacific stations.. Soooo.... again there will be next year..
Hopefully will see you t Dayton and maybe Visialia
 
NQ4I   M/M HP   24,933,3052010-03-28 18:56:32
Great time had by all! Pretty good conditions. No equipment failures. Increase
in overall score from 18mil to 24.9 mil. Prefix increase from 1342 to 1507!
Visitor I4LEC had a ball contesting from the SE USA..QSL via LOTW and K4PK. New
Radios are big improvement. New antennas on 10m really rock! New beverage
distribution system will show big improvements too... We worked some southern
Italians on 10m!! Yea!! Lots of JA on 15m!! Yea!! Congrats to K1LZ for
fantastic M-2 finish!! No Storms until an hour after the contest...Yea!!
Conditions on 20m were down from last year....15m was a breath of fresh air!
Yea! Look for NQ4I team in WPX CW at the end of May! Yea!

de Rick NQ4I
 
AL9A   SO(A)AB HP   1,999,8322010-03-28 19:01:10
Bummer that I missed the 2 million point mark by one stinking QSO! Probably
will be some point shrinkage with the log checker anyway, but it would have
been nice to crack that barrier for the first time. Did much better than last
year despite 6.5 hrs less operating time. I keep learning!

Biggest kicks in the contest - bagging 9K2K on 20M with the first call; being
called by PZ5RA during a run (I'm usually in the back of the pack in HIS pile
ups!); and finally, getting to tell CN2R HE was a dupe!

How many more years before 15M really opens up? I've given up on ever making
another 10M QSO in my lifetime!
 
WA5RML   SOAB LP   54,3862010-03-28 19:08:09
T.T. Omni VI @100W; 40M dipole, 20-10M vertical; Nice to get another phone
contest under my belt. Second contest in a row where 15M was the money band.
Sunspots are returning! Thanks to all the good operators.
 
W1BYH   SOAB(TS) HP   830,2702010-03-28 19:08:20
Part-time effort between family commitments-almost all S&P. Was pleased to see
some opening on 10 meters, and 15 was pretty good for a change.I did better my
last SSB WPX efforts by a factor of 2x. Band conditions were a nice omen of
things to come !

Station: IC765 ProIII
AL-80A amplifier
3 el tribander at 45 feet, dipoles for 40/80/160
 
KT4ZB   SOAB(TS) LP   1,535,0662010-03-28 19:12:43
What a fun contest! Finally was able to get a free weekend and put in a real
effort. As usual, low power unassisted means – just jump in and spend the
first day searching and pouncing. Having 15 meters really open did help spread
things out and I probably spent more time there than on 20m. Low power and the
dipoles make 40 and 80m tough; although conditions were good for DX. I didn’t
hear much close in activity on those bands this weekend, so I’m sure I missed
a lot of prefixes in the K2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9 areas.

Saturday night was a real treat on 20 meters with wonderful JA and over the
pole action. Nothing like running low power and having those guys come back.
The score was really helped by being able to run some Europe on 15 meters on
Sunday and later to run stateside on 20m to ad prefixes near the end of the
contest. The station worked well except for losing rig control about two
thirds of the way into the contest. Looks like either the COM port went out or
the something in the rig. The log says I worked 35 hours but like many, I took
little breaks here and there, so left a little on the table.

There was plenty of neat stuff during the test; like 5 bands with HC8, all the
JA’s and UA’s on Saturday night, catching A71 and having HZ call me on 15m.
Overall, I was very pleased. Almost tripled last year’s score and this was a
personal best for the station.

Thanks for the QSOs and see you next time.

Best – Jere

Yaesu FT1000 Field, N1MM, TH6-DXX and dipoles for 40 & 80 meters.
 
K6TU   SOAB HP   481,9142010-03-28 19:15:14
Jet lag and contesting don't mix! Got back from a week long trip to Asia in
time to set up on Friday and get everything ready... then crashed! Didn't
start until Saturday am and still had periods where a short nap was more
pressing than working QSOs!

Overall, very happy with the result - a personal best in many ways!!

Looking forward to next year!
 
K3FIV   SOAB(TS) LP   325,4642010-03-28 19:19:36
It was really nice to have 10 and 15 open! With just 100 watts and a dipole,
and a location by the ocean in Northern California, 20 wasn't a very nice place
to visit, but there were lots of stations on 10 and 15 and even DX openings for
hours and hours, well after local dark. 40 was OK except of course the
broadcast stations. 80 was very noisy. With all the vanity and special calls,
it seemed like almost every station was a new multiplier. Actually about half
of my contacts were new multipliers. I even managed a few QSOs on 160, where
my antenna isn't supposed to work at all but the RF went somewhere...

With a mountain range to my east, and a wall of RF coming from the midwest and
east, it wasn't easy to even hear the Europeans, especially on 20. Virtually
every slot on 20 had a "local" NA CQer, so not much from Europe could get
through. Managed to work a few though on Sunday.

I suspect there will be a lot of miscopied numbers and callsigns. While
"waiting my turn" I heard quite a few QSOs where I could hear both ends well,
and so I could tell that they often didn't get the numbers or calls right.

The bands were clearly open for many hours to SA and the Pacific from my
location, but I was disappointed at how few "everyday" stations there were.
The big gun multi/multis were coming through loud and clear, and they could
even hear my peanut whistle signal - but where were all of the normal everyday
stations? Perhaps they were working into Asia and Europe rather than looking
to NA.

All in all, a fun contest. Good to see the bands coming back, especially 10
which can be truly amazing at times when the sunspots are doing their thing.

73,
/Jack DE K3FIV
 
NN1N   M/S HP   12,702,3742010-03-28 19:19:43
Ops: NN1N KX9X K1MAA K5ZD


Had a lot of fun -- we wanted to run a bit and wanted to have some newer ops
get their feet wet too.

Was fun to have K5ZD stop by on his drive home on Saturday and operate for an
hour. He couldn't wait to get on the air! :-)

My only 15 meter antenna was too high. No beam for 40, just a dipole, but the
band was pretty good.

The bedlam on 20 and 40 was amazing wasn't it?
 
KCØMO(KØOU)   SOAB HP   2,089,4942010-03-28 19:21:11
Good band conditions. 10 open to the south and 15 open to Europe and JA both
days. 40 worked well both nights with Sat morning being better than Sunday. Had
some storms in the area Saturday evening which made 40 meters noisey. 40 was
noisier than 80. 20 was so crowdwd that I needed a hammer to beat my way in -
then I got RFI complaints so ended up the contest running barefoot. I felt that
cost me the ability to run Sunday afternoon, so was just S&P for the last 4
hours. All part of the fun I guess. I'll do better in the CW contest. WPX is my
favorite. Also, hope to see you all at Dayton this year. 73 de K0OU Steve in
KC,MO.
 
NØKQ   SO(A)AB HP   264,8642010-03-28 19:26:47
I lost several hours when a capacitor blew in the Butternut vertical. I ended up
getting an old one out of the garage and completely replacing the antenna. I did
all S & P. Next time I need to get some wave files working for CQing. The QRM
was pretty severe on 20 mtrs but it was nice that 15 and 10 when open
periodically. Stations were real rare on 160 mtrs.
 
PP5BZ   SOSB10 LP   322,5362010-03-28 19:36:07
Setup:

FT 950
3DX5 (PY antena)
 
N6XG   SO(A)AB HP   100,4402010-03-28 19:36:37
This was an intermittent operation, S/P only, with goal of improving band/mode
entities.

Overall a great outing. Nothing heard on 10M.
 
W1WBB   SOAB(TS) LP   270,6002010-03-28 19:37:33
All S&P but for a handful of Q's running Sunday afternoon on 15m. Fun to rack
up the many prefix mults and watch the score rapidly grow bigger and bigger.
15m opened earlier here Saturday morning than on Sunday AM, with what seemed
slightly improved sigs on the high bands the first day.

No VOX on my older ICOM 737 txcvr... have made improvements recently to my
footswitch arrangement for my headset mic that allowed for improved/more
reliable contest SSB keying this weekend. Some operator error (me) still an
issue at times!

My last SSB contest for awhile, yet this one was still fun.

Surprised to come across ST2AR on 15m Sunday afternoon and work him without a
wait for my rarest mult of the contest.

Many thanks to all for the QSOs, especially those who hung in for the multiple
repeats. HPE CU IN CQ WW WPX CW NEXT...

73, Bill W1WBB
 
WK5T(N2IC)   SOSB15 HP   3,326,0642010-03-28 19:54:36
Being mostly a CW guy, I needed a serious SSB tuneup in preparation for
WRTC-2010. Had originally planned on SOAB, but a sick 40 meter rotator changed
that plan into a 15 meter single-band effort.

Very different propagation than I expected. With this being the equinox, I
expected the northern paths to EU and JA to be very good. Boy, was I wrong. The
band closed to JA on Friday and Saturday nights even before local sunset. Even
worse, there was no JA opening at the end of the contest on Sunday. After
sunset, the opening simply moved southward over the next 2 hours - first to
BY/YB/HS, then down to VK/ZL before closing around 0330Z. I never knew there
were so many BY, YB and VK contesters ! Great to hear this !

The morning EU opening both days was a short spotlight opening. On Saturday,
the light was on F and EA. On Sunday, it was mostly PA and DL, closing abruptly
around 16Z. Only a handful of G's worked all weekend, and they were very, very
weak.

Thank you to all the USA stations in W1,2,3,4,8. From here in SW NM, that was
as short as the skip ever got. Until 21Z Sunday, it was a bottomless pit. It's
going to be simply amazing at the peak of the cycle, with much shorter skip
length.

Had an awful lot of dupes (~75). The 2nd time they called, I simply worked
them. The third time they called, I reminded them that they worked me twice
before !

73,
Steve, N2IC
 
KVØK(@KØDU)   M/S HP   7,177,5042010-03-28 19:57:37
Bill (K0UK), got off to a good start but then it hit! The WPX Blizzard ! Rain &
Snow static on all antennas some times 20 db +. This lasted off and on into
Saturday morning. We continued on though doing the best we could. We thought 15
meters would be our big band but propagation once again a disappointment. 10
meters still not a producer here either. Summer is near and antenna work will
resume. Thanks to Pat KV0Q and also a new operator to the group Carson (WA0RSX
) As always thanks to all that worked us. 73's Jerry K0DU
 
K6CSL   SOAB LP   30,6002010-03-28 19:58:58
WOW! The best score I've turned out since moving to the mobile home park. The
last hour on 15 was really exciting when I realized I might actually make it to
100 mults and break 30K points. I think the bands were better on Saturday than
on Sunday. On Sunday I was really having problems working the EU stations I
could hear on 20. I could hear em' but just couldn't seem to work em' as
opposed to Saturday when I was working almost everything I could hear. However
15 was better on Sunday. The possibility though was that it was simply better
populated on Sunday. It seemed like maybe more stations were going there to get
out of the mess on 20. 80 was very disappointing on both Friday and Saturday
nights when it seemed the only stations I could hear were below the General
band and I just got left out. I hope things will be better in that respect for
the CW weekend. This weekend was sure fun though. Bert, K6CSL
 
KJ6RA   SOAB HP   229,5932010-03-28 20:00:14
Wasn't planning to operate this much but the weather wasn't great so we sat at
the radio. Nice to have some good band conditions.
 
NR7DX(K7ABV)   SOAB HP   681,9992010-03-28 20:05:11
Great time and some fun runs from time to time, however had to give up all of
sunday for family Basketball games out of town..so stopped at 11 pm saturday
night....some good dx and in general found conditions not bad...thanks to all
for the fun day and a half...cu on cw..the other mode..also a fun weekend..
 
K3ZO   SOAB HP   8,872,9602010-03-28 20:06:18
Just when you think conditions couldn't possibly get any better, they do.
 
KE5LQ   SOAB LP   180,7282010-03-28 20:21:04
Nice conditions, with low noise floor on all bands. 10m had opening to
Australia at sunset. Other bands were open with lots of activity helped by the
modest solar activity. ST2AR (Robert in Sudan) was strong on 15m and I finally
worked him without much effort. My antennas are temporary/stealth (40m G5RV,
vertical and hamstick dipoles for 20 and 15)all less than 25 ft high.
 
KM9M   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   177,3862010-03-28 20:23:00
Part-time, on / off appx 6.5 hrs. Most disheartening news being told on 40m:
"you've got EU calling you OM." Not a peep heard above the noise..
Some big #'s this year... Congrats to all the "did the deed!"
 
NR5M   SOAB HP   9,593,6102010-03-28 20:31:41
My favorite sleep deprivation contest. 3 sleep hours /60 (since waking up on
Friday morning). Remember all sleep must be wedged between the last Eu and the
first Ja on 40 each night. By Sunday pm I was totally incoherent (apologies to
all who worked me then!) This contest proved to me what others had been
saying:"you are not 30/40-something anymore."

I never realized how many prefixes are in Eu. And just when I thought I'd
worked them all... more showed up to be worked by that "lil ole station in
Texas." (appologies to Z Z )

I'm back to practicing with marbles in my mouth so I will learn to talk as fast
as I type. I plan to load up with ginko so I will soon be able to THINK almost
as fast as I talk.

Thanks to all who worked me and my sincere apologies to those who showed up on
my frequency hoping to persuade me that it was really their's (a bold but
generally unsuccessful move)

What a blast (I think?!)


George, NR5M
 
WL7BDO   SOAB LP   178,9012010-03-28 20:32:26
This was my first real go at WPX. Was a lot of fun. And exceeded my goal of at
least 258 Q's. Was nice to be able to work a few stations on four bands.
 
K6VVA   SO(A)AB HP   8,0622010-03-28 20:33:22
Very part-time due to other QRL, severe lack of sleep and also working a shift
with some fellow NCCC'ers as AK6M. A special TNX to K6XX for hosting the AK6M
M/2 motley crew, and to Bob's XYL for all the nice food goodies I enjoyed while
there :^)

In spite of what anyone may say, I claim no responsibilities for the solar
flare or Murphy Strikes which hit during my AK6M on-air stint. As a CW op, my
worst nightmare came true Saturday afternoon: voice-keying quit in an SSB
contest. Thankfully Mr. X-Ray X-Ray got things working again when he got up
from his power nap.

73 & Tnx for the Q's & Prefixes...

Rick, K6VVA * The Locust
 
W7KU   SOAB(TS) LP   106,3802010-03-28 20:37:17
I built window line J antennas for 10 meters and 15 meters and taped them to a
33 ft. telescoping fiberglass mast. For 40 80 and 160 I use my rain gutters
against 16 radials. For 20 I used a half wave vertical. It was fun. Thanks
for all the QSO's
 
K2PO   SO(A)AB LP   833,8992010-03-28 20:42:21
Rig: TS-850, paralleled 80/40/20 dipoles at 45 feet.
Great to have the bands open again!
Couldn't work any Europeans on 20m during the day - they were jammed on top of
each other, creating a noise floor that was too high for small signals like me
to penetrate. Finally got a run going in the last hour (my best run of the
weekend). Missed the first 5+ hours of the contest due to a conflict.
'Looking forward to CW in May. Thanks to all.
 
VU2PTT   SOSB15 QRP   10,8542010-03-28 20:51:31
IC-746PRO @ 5 Watts out to Force12 C3S Tribander @ 60', Sigma-5 Vertical, 40m
Inverted-vee @ 50'

Congratulations to all the fine ops who picked up my QRP signal - many of them
had some of the finest ears.

Decided to go QRP like last year with a lot of family breaks scheduled, but
made it a single band affair this time considering that conditions on 15m are
opening up. Not sure if there was a North American opening as I was away from
the radio both days around that time. 15m overall did not sound very good
compared to previous weekends.

See you all in May for the CW leg.

73 de Prasad VU2PTT.
 
PU2LEP(VAZ)   SOSB10 LP   1,012,9282010-03-28 20:54:14
Radio FT450-100W
5 Elem. Yagi

TNX for all contact,See you in the next contest.

73

Vaz
PU2LEP
 
N3CHX   SO(A)AB LP   94,0842010-03-28 21:03:05
Good to see 15 Mtrs open, and short opening on 10 Mtrs, Tryed to get as many
countries on 15 as possible, working for that 15Mtr DXCC! I hope this is the
upswing we have all been waiting for!
 
NXØX   SOAB(TS) HP   8,241,5522010-03-28 21:04:47
Thanks to Brian, NX0X, for the use of his call...I ran into him at Dayton
and he gave me permission to give his call a shake-down in the WPX...

Condx were nothing short of great here....been a long time since 15m
was the "money band"..and ten was much better than it has been in a
long time....ever a few Europeans coming out of the Southeast...

Longest call (I think) was DR775TMG....wow!

I more than exceeded my goal of 4.5M points in this one...this is
by far a personal best here at home in the T/S category....
TH-5 @ 70'
Alpha-Delta 80/40 dipole
Inverted Vee for 160
Logging w/CT

Thanks to all who made it in the log....know I missed some on 40
and 80...lots of noise with storms and tornado warnings out over
the weekend...

CU in the WPX-CW (w/Brian's call)
73, Paul
 
KX5A(@K5XA)   SO(A)AB LP   268,2002010-03-28 21:15:48
Rig: Elecraft K3
Antennas: F12 C31-XR @129', F12 C31-XR @81' (fixed NE), F12 Mag 240N@135',
Fritzel OCF Dipole @40'
Software: N1MM Logger V9.9.6

Soapbox :
Had a great time! And I earned alot about my new K3, and the interface to N1MM.
Had some antenna issues - the yagi array with the C31 and 240N wouldn't turn due
to lightning damage to the rotor, and the antennas were pointed to 315. The
other C31 is side-mounted fixed to 45 degrees. So I spent alot of time
switching VFOs with and without N1MM (sometimes on purpose, sometimes
accidentially), and switching antennas via the K3 switch or the RCS8_V. And I
even managed to load the old Fritzel OCF dipole on 160 enough for 4 stateside
Qs.
 
WD5K   SOSB20 HP   1,317,9282010-03-28 21:24:54
FT1000mp+Amp 600w
TH7DX @ 15m
 
PY2MTV   SO(A)AB HP   4,963,9762010-03-28 21:25:38
Thanks for all qso, LOG is loaded in Lotw and Eqsl.

FT1000MP Mark V Field, L4 abt 300 watts, Cruscraft R7000 @ 6mts up, HI-GAIN
Disc-72 @ 24mts up, Slooper for 80M, Micro Keyer II, Heil pro set plus, Log
N1MM.

73.

Andre PY2MTV
 
K6TUJ   SOSB20 LP   4,4002010-03-28 21:35:37
Tough picking out all the calls from this qth when it seems their all operating
on the same freq. .... Too funny. Still had fun from the limited time put
forth.
 
WM6A(K6TA)   SO(A)AB LP   65,3402010-03-28 21:37:24
K3, 100 Watts
 
VO1TX   SOAB LP   349,0552010-03-28 21:49:04
Hi
Thanks to all for the contacts really enjoyed the contest. Overall conditions
were good,hopefully better next year, cross your fingers Hi. Will try and spend
a bit more time at it next year.
Cheers VO1TX
 
EA5GS   SOSB15 HP   586,3652010-03-28 21:52:01
Nice propagation, but not too much time to work the contest.

EA5GS Jose Mª
 
KL2R(N1TX)   SO(A)AB LP   578,5562010-03-28 21:52:05
Some general comments:

I spent 95% of the time S&P.

I noticed on Saturday and Sunday, starting in the local afternoon, I had to
point north to work some folks in W3/W8/W9/W0. Azimuths to US/VE are almost
all due east from my QTH. I still do not understand that!

There seemed to be a lot of bogus spots with busted calls and incorrect
frequencies. If I didn't know better, I would swear some of these were
intentional.

I worked the Moroccans on 20 yesterday. Saw CN2A spotted on 15 Sunday and
thought I would check, and they were loud as the W7s. I worked the other guys,
too, a few minutes later. It was well after sunset their time. Hmmm...no EU on
15, though.

CHECK YOUR BANDWIDTH: Some of the bigger W6/W7 stations and others were 5+ kHz
wide. I could see that on the band scope. As they were ever-present, the
result was a lot of unnecessary QRM.

Sorry to miss some of my KL7 and VY1 colleagues, who were well spotted!

I didn't even try 160. I went to bed early both nights, as I have been under
the weather lately.
 
B4TB(BA4TB)   SOSB40 HP   536,6902010-03-28 22:22:41
First time for the singal band 40m with my modest antenna.Due to some family
issues,did not take part full time contest.Started later the first night around
1230z,lost the most east coast US time,worked mostly JA's and few west
coast's,QRTed at about 1400z with 170 QSO's.
Second night was frustrating,very bad conditions!No east coast and Carribean
were heard,and europe was very hard to get through!
Anyway,enjoyed the contest always,look for the CW leg!

73,
Dale BA4TB

Rig: ICOM-746 + 500watts
Antenna: Dipole
 
VA7ST   SOAB HP   2,014,3802010-03-28 22:23:02
* FT-2000 and SB-221
* N1MM Logger (unassisted)
* Steppir 3-el. at 47'
* 40M -- Steppir dipole
* 80M -- twin vertical array E-W

2010 -- SFI = 88 A = 7 K = 2
2009 -- SFI = 71 A = 3 K = 1

Expecting to see some very impressive scores after this one. The bands are
awakening!

Sunspot group 1057 helped keep the flux "elevated" at 86 to 88 for this
weekend, but not enough to help 15M open up to Europe from this upper left
corner of North America. Nice to make a few Qs on 10M but it was more novelty
than an impact band.

15M was not good for rate, but provided leg room when 20M was un-runnable due
to overcrowding. I could find what appeared to be good slots on 20M, but after
being waved off time after time, when I did park I was always worried about
what I might be doing to the guys on either side. Eventually, you just have to
settle where you can between the titans, set the skirts and damn the torpedoes,
but it sure will be great when we can spread the congestion over 15M and 10M as
well.

With Livescores still in upgrade mode, I used PC5M's Athena contest score
viewer for N1MM Logger to track my real-time performance graphed against my
best-ever 2008 outing. Really helped to see when I was gaining or losing, and
the feedback was powerful incentive to push harder when I needed to.

Was disappointed with 20M production. In ARRL DX SSB I made 640 Qs on 20M, all
DX, and expected to get 800 to 1,000 in this one if Europe opened wide.
Couldn't even get to 500, despite the easy domestic Qs to be had and Sunday's
all-day opening to Europe. The top tier was very strong, but the lower tiers
weren't very workable at all. Band congestion was so bad I spent a lot more
time on 15M, as up there I could make contacts and even find a spot to run a
few.

75M activity was disappointing. Still, I managed to improve very slightly over
previous years. Adjusting the two vertical wire elements shifted the array's
sweet spot up from the CW/RTTY part of the band, but I overshot the mark with a
setting for 3.800 -- will note that for next time and set it for 3.700 instead.

40M was quite solid with plenty to work. The low Steppir dipole is a dream from
a bandwidth standpoint, but it takes some gain to really rack up 6-pointers, and
I only got a few of those. I had just 78 Qs on 40M last year. With the new
dipole up, working 300 on 40M seemed achievable going in this year, but it did
take some work to hit that goal.

Heard some neat episodes of sportsmanship and DXer acumen. One was from WX3B in
the wee hours of Sunday morning on 40M. I ran across him just as he was called
by a VK8 that I could not hear off the far side. After several overs, he had
the VK8's call, then said "now comes the fun part. What's my number?"

After many attempts, trying various permutations, he quipped, "it might be
faster if I just guessed the number." But he knew no quit. After a couple more
minutes trying, he observed that perhaps nudging the antenna would help. It did
and he landed the number. Great fun and great digging from an op with the gear,
ears and patience to get the job done. I worked WX3B next and congratulated
him.

I doubled my previous best score, cracking the 2M-point and 1,000 Q barriers,
added 160 mults more than ever before, and am pretty happy with how everything
unfurled over the 32 hours I was on. I heard VE7 stations handing out serial
numbers so high they sounded more like frequency checks, so I figure I'll be an
also-ran.

Looking at the WPX SSB records for VE7, 2M points would have been 5th-best ever
in the section, and far above anything in the past decade. That will change
after this one as I am sure several stations from B.C. had outstanding
performances. And next year will move the bar even higher.

Expecting high winds, I had the yagi at 27' on Friday night. The winds didn't
arrive, so I was able to crank up to a soaring 47' for the Europe opening on
Saturday morning through to the contest close on Sunday afternoon. Cranked
things down at 0020z, and severe wind hit at 0040z. Timing is everything.

Best DX: Kuwait for a new one on 20M. Heard many Asian stations, including 9M6
and YB, on 40M Saturday morning but could not get their attention. JAs were
very, very scarce on the low bands -- too bad for us West-coasters, as those
few 6-pointers help to offset the Europe advantage from out East.

Had a lot of fun. Thanks for the Qs.

-- Bud VA7ST
http://www3.telus.net/va7st

Band QSOs Pts WPX
3.5 129 480 53
7 318 1334 128
14 461 1142 274
21 260 566 113
28 4 12 2
Total 1172 3534 570
 
VA7IR   SOAB HP   710,9742010-03-28 22:37:07
First time getting into a DX contest..
listened to K7SS and he told me not to do QRP there is not enough time
to play there. ha ha ha
ran a icom 756 radio with a dentrom MLA 2500 at 400 watts out into a TH-6
and the wire antenna is a 160 meter loop mounted horizontal at 45 ft.
Thank you one and all for the patience with the contacts as it was also
first time logging with a lap top and using the first time N1NM.
finally got the hang of it near the end of the contest.
73,s hope to work everyone again
Ken
 
ST2AR(S53R)   SOAB HP   16,481,9522010-03-28 22:42:06
Wonder what would I do without 15m?! Feels like a tunnel to US sometimes. Wish
was like that on 20m, where rearly anyone pays attention to me.

All in all not bad for a tribander/log-periodic and single wires on 80/40.
 
KH7XS(K4XS)   SOAB HP   21,078,1202010-03-28 22:45:16
Lots of fun. Was gunning to break the Oceanic record from last year and make
20M.

Great condx and lots of surprises:

AP called in on 40 for a new country
EU stations calling in through the US pile ups on 15
10 was actually usable (for a while on both Saturday and Sunday)

It's always interesting to see who the "alter-egos" belong to after the
contest.

Thanks to all for the QSOs and see you in the CW version of the test.
 
NE5LL(N1CC)   SO(A)AB LP   427,7212010-03-28 23:21:16
NE5LL graciously allowed N1CC to use her callsign for WPX. (It's nice to have a
Extra Class licensed XYL). Conditions were best on Friday night (local time)
and were pretty good the entire time period of the contest.

Running FT-990 at 100W into the DX Engineering 43' vertical with built-in
remote antenna tuner has now proven to be "darn good" as a compromise antenna.
I was able to sustain runs on 20M SSB several times during the contest, on that
band that is dominated by big power and antennas.

The opening hour yielded 102 QSO while running, and the final hour 82 QSO's. I
could have run longer and faster, except for people who moved in on top of my
"less than overpowering" signal. One VE3 tried his darndest, even not
answering me when I asked him to move (He moved 890 Hz below me on 75 Meters).
I thought in the past he was a better operator, his lousy operating this year
just proved me wrong ... or was that a Guest operator? [He knows who he is!])
Since I had been spotted I just kept the run going... at better that 50 QPH.
Averaged 42 QPH overall.

82% of QSO's were 1 pointer NA, and I think that is a function of low power and
vertical antenna. JA's are usually 10% of QSO in this and other contests, and
the conditions just were not there this time with only a dozen JA's worked.
 
AH6RR   SOSB20 HP   1,254,6782010-03-28 23:22:46
Band QSOs Pts WPX
14 400 1160 244
14 509 1487 230
Total 909 2647 474
Score: 1,254,678
 
YO3ZA   SOAB LP   273,5112010-03-28 23:25:18
Equipment: XCVR: Kenwood TS-450SAT 90 Watts
Antennas: 4 ele. triband yagi A4S Cushcraft
Inverted Vee dipoles
 
E71A   SOSB80 HP   3,710,9402010-03-28 23:34:50
Setup: TS850 + 1,5 KW... Ant 4SQ wire...contest mountain location 1300 ASL

OC 1%
AS 3%
AF 1%
SA 1%
NA 17%
EU 78%

QSL via: QRZ.com

73 CU next contest
Emil
 
OL8M(OK1DRQ)   SOAB LP   5,4742010-03-28 23:39:55
A few has multiplier prefix OL8M ....constantly holds - SSB is not my favorite
mode! 73 and cu in WPX CW Pavel
 
AD7XZ   SO(A)AB LP   9,2342010-03-29 00:05:22
Could only get on the air for a very short time.
 
HA8BE   SOAB QRP   913,7522010-03-29 00:20:02
Thanks for the QSOs!

73, Bela!
 
KI7MT   SO(A)AB HP   160,8912010-03-29 00:20:54
First time in this one. I don't normally work SSB contests, but I could not
resist jumping in when I heard the quality of stations and conditions on 20M.

I could only work a few hours, about 1.5 hrs S&P on Saturday afternoon / early
evening, then about 3.0 / 3.5 hrs on Sunday, with about 1.5 / 2.0 hrs in Run
Mode, which was allot of fun and a serious challenge due to all the stations on
20M.

Best conditions I've seen here this year. Was hearing quality signals on 20M's
2 hours after sunset on Saturday. At one point, I heard stations from all EU,
AF, SA, AS and OC, all about the same time, could not believe what I was
hearing. Only C I missed was Antarctica ( again :-) ).

Wish I could have worked the whole contest, would have been a blast, but I
don't know if my ears ( or my voice ) could take a 30+ hour contest of this
magnitude :-)

Worked several new SSB DXCC's TNX !! Hope you all use LoTW :-) It seems allot
of fun was had by all.

See you in the CW-WPX for sure.

All contacts uploaded to LoTW and eQSL for those whom are interested.


Setup:
RIG: FT-1000MP
ANT: 20M Field-Day Style 1/4 Vertical
AMP: AL-1500 @ about 500W-700W Nominal
SW: N1MM

73's
Greg
KI7MT
 
LZ3FN   SOAB HP   4,705,8932010-03-29 00:24:58
Some circumstances stop me to play full time,,,
Any way good score..for 27 hours
Thanks to LZ2TEO,LZ2SX,LZ2JR,LZ2LDS,LZ4AX and my wife for tremendous support.
 
ON6NL   SO(A)SB40(TS) HP   733,0802010-03-29 00:45:51
Rig: IC756P2, ACOM1000, Delta loop at 15 meters with null to USA.
No preparation for the contest as I was back only 2 days from 9Q0AR.
Just went for a Belgian record on 40/Assisted.
 
3V8SS(KF5EYY)   SOAB LP   4,036,8222010-03-29 02:00:35
The score I achieved this year in about 3 times the one of last year thanks to
the new equipment I used. The verticals for 80 and 40 worked well. I had a
problem with my spiderbeam obliged me to keep it at low level and limited its
rotation to only about +/- 30 degrees from the north. I wasn't able to exactly
beam to America or Japan. I sometimes used the 1/4 Wave Vertical for south
America and US contacts.

I enjoyed the 30hours spent in this contest. Thanks to EVERYONE how called me!
Look forward to see you in WPX CW in May "inshallah"!

TRX: KENWOOD TS450S (100W)
ANT: Spiderbeam 10~20, GP for 15, Vertical for 80/160, GP for 40

vy73
Ash~KF5EYY @3V8SS
Tunisian Op with a US Callsign
http://www.qsl.net/3v4-002
 
DR5A(DL1ELY)   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   2,851,4042010-03-29 02:23:21
That-was-fun! Set my goal to 1000 QSOs, but was positively surprised. 10 showed
signs of life to UA9 and YB on Sunday morning, 15 was big fun. Sunspots yeah!
The sheer bottomless pit of european prefixes amazed me, even after 1500 QSOs
you still get a F1 or EA5 for a new one. Sunday allowed for some nice running,
while Saturday was mostly S&P.

Tribander-Single Element: FB33, rot dipole OB40-1 for 40, Wire for 80 and 160.
TS850, Heathkit SB-1000 (500-700W depending on band)
 
KL7RA   M/2 HP   22,798,6662010-03-29 02:29:40
Once again Ten meters was a bust. I worry it will never open this cycle.
15 did open to Europe at our 4am Europe window but didn't last long and was
jammed with stations calling us when it finally did. Slow rates on 15 at times
and once again it didn't produce the 5000 Q's like the "old" days. 20 is just
hard now as it is the band to be on but sucks your brains out working Europe
and the constant problem of trying to find a clear freq which is not the "bait"
clear freqs that is fiercely defended by the net people waiting for someone to
find it and fall into their cunning trap. Burp

First real tests of true partner mode and it is a great tool for the multi-op.

I once again appreciate the power of the latest contesting software available
to all of us. We are using Win-Test and it has been rock solid with excellent
support by N6TV and the French staff.

This is it for me, back to Indiana for rest and relaxation, until Dayton, As
always thanks to the guest ops that keep me motivated in a "yelling" contest
and keep showing up here almost every weekend to keep doing this.

73 Rich KL7RA and crew near Nikiski on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula
 
OG7X(@OH4A)   M/2 HP   17,546,4962010-03-29 02:33:48
A lot of activity and pretty nice conditions, although we lacked many hours of
late-night 20-meter propagation to North America. The 15m band was in nice
shape on Sunday towards both JA and W.

We set the target on the Finnish M/2 record and managed to break it with our
claimed score by a mere 20 kpts => not with sufficient margin for the log
checking. In any case, we had a lot of fun!

Thanks to Jukka OH6LI for hosting the operation and to Mikko OH4XX for the use
of the callsign. Unfortunately Mikko had to cancel his participation just
before the contest. Thanks to all for the QSOs!

73
Kim OH6KZP
 
KG6DX   SOAB(TS) HP   3,317,3682010-03-29 02:38:47
15 meters was fantastic, 10 meters is starting to come around.
 
LY9Y   SOAB HP   5,014,1402010-03-29 02:47:51
SSB - terrible CW - Great!

TKS everybody for QSO and patienty.

73 Jurgis LY9Y
 
CN2R(W7EJ)   SOAB HP   27,973,0712010-03-29 02:54:09
tnx for Qs. 2nd morning band condx were not good
 
KP2/NE1RD   SOSB15 QRP   676,0392010-03-29 03:17:42
I was 15m QRP for this contest from St. Thomas, USVI, and used a 2-el Yagi with
an 8-foot boom made from Buddipole parts. Our villa is about half way up a
peninsula on the northern side of the island 180 feet above sea level with a
steep drop to the Atlantic. There is only blue water between me and NA and EU.
SA, alas, is behind the hill that separates us from Megens Bay. So, all those
juicy SA multipliers were hard to come by.
I was able to run much of Saturday and nearly all of Sunday. A great location
plus sunspots made for an amazing combination. The current NA 15m QRP record is
544K--my claimed score is 676K! Unless my fat fingers have betrayed me, I will
have set a new NA record. (The top 4 world scores for 15m QRP are held by
Russians. At best, I might slip into 3rd all time.)
This is my first contest in over a year, my first contesting "100 Pound
DXpedition" since 2007, and a new destination and property. I didn't know what
to expect. Certainly, I didn't expect this! I'm obviously pleased, surprised,
and perhaps a little shocked. I might have to come back here next year!
 
OP4K   M/S HP   3,706,5602010-03-29 03:55:04
We set the initial target to 1750 QSO's and 3 million points.
While the contest started very slowly, we did not believe the target would be
achieved but we did!

What amasses me is when we were running no much response came back (big signals
at times from US 59 + 40!!), but going on S&P we made it from the 1st call.
No real big runs this time. SSB becomes less fun so long live CW.

Nice to observe 10m and 15m slowly coming alive. We logged quite some PY and LU
on 10m but no US or Canada while on 15m we did.

Thanks to all for the QSO's, glad for those who made it into our log and sorry
for the ones we did not hear or log!
Hope to work you all in the cw part of this contest.

SETUP
Yaesu FT-2000
Acom 2000A
Optibeam OB18-6 + dipole for 80m
N1MM

73
Joe OP4K / ON4JZ
 
UP4L(UN7LZ)   SOSB20(TS) HP   3,528,9502010-03-29 04:06:24
Had good pile-up on 2nd morning to NA after few years (3-4) with no propagation
over the North Pole.
Thanks everybody for calling and see you next contest!

73s! Valery UN7LZ, UP4L
 
DL3TD   SOAB HP   8,179,7402010-03-29 04:11:47
My 20 Quad antenna is not ok, but it was fun agn.
73 cul in WPX CW Lothar, DL3TD
 
G3ZQH   SOAB(TS) LP   1,077,2052010-03-29 04:12:28
Enjoyable contest for my low power and wire antennas. Just missed my 1000 QSOs
target but had the bonus of reaching 1m claimed points for the first time. 20m
very lively with NA/SA S9+ openings late into the evening. Also, 15m excellent
compared with last year but only 1 QSO on 10m! 100W, Inverted L for 160/80/40m
and 44' doublet for 20/15/10m.
Dave, G3ZQH
 
S53MM   SOSB15 HP   2,910,8802010-03-29 04:52:10
Interesting opening on Sunday evening just when the band was already closed and
I wanted to end the contest. It boosted score for another 400k pts and over
100qso. Worked all over the US areas at that time.
Nice JA run both mornings (225 total) and surprise by low percentage of EU
stations. In mid day there was almost total blackout with closed band. Rates
were only 20/h.


160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total %

AS 0 0 0 0 430 0 430 28.0
EU 0 0 0 0 328 0 328 21.3
OC 0 0 0 0 42 0 42 2.7
AF 0 0 0 0 43 0 43 2.8
SA 0 0 0 0 105 0 105 6.8
NA 0 0 0 0 589 0 589 38.3

Matija/S53MM
 
S56A   SO(A)AB LP   1,027,5642010-03-29 04:54:08
I fixed rotor in time but QRO failed while tuning before the contest. Sat was
my 65th bday, enjoyed too much creamed strawbery cake and spent Sun in bed sick
:-( I was pleasantly surprised to find 10 m opened at 9 PM with plenty of SA
mults. Also nice BY and JA run on 15 m. 20 m was open to USA late on Sat.
Bands are back!

73 de Mario, S56A
 
T77GO(IZ4AKS)   SOSB20 HP   4,415,3552010-03-29 05:08:41
I’m not an habitué of the contests. I joined in some multi operations but not
for the entire contest, and above all, I was not working neither on the
strategic part nor the technical one.
So, this was my really first participation in a contest managed by myself.
Sure, I made some mistakes, some of them because I was tired in the second day
(sleeping not well planned) and some because I have not enough experience. But
definitely was really interesting, much more than expected.
 
VX3CX(VE3CX)   SOSB40 HP   5,016,8342010-03-29 05:08:56
The VX prefix is to commemorate the Olympic Winter Games being held in Canada
this year. If anyone would like a QSL card, you can send one via the bureau
to
VE3CX.

40 was in great shape this weekend. With many of the broadcasters going away,
it was a real joy to operate on 40.


Thanks for the QSO's, and hope to see you in the next one.

73,
Tom - VE3CX
 
S53M(S51FB)   SOSB40 HP   1,442,0402010-03-29 05:09:21
To tired to run full contest. Band was very bussy.

Thanks for all calls.

Miha / S51FB
 
N5DO   SOSB15 LP   612,4362010-03-29 05:25:21
15M is getting closer to being back! There was a great opening to SE Asia early
Saturday evening, in which I worked both Thailand and Vietnam (which are usually
hard for me to work on any band) but Europe was still spotty. I worked one GW
station, but no other G's at all. In the US I was able to work a few 5's on
backscatter, but very few 6's or 0's. Thanks for all the fun.
 
OT2A(ON4HIL)   SO(A)AB HP   7,312,2402010-03-29 05:37:20
What a contest!
Much activity and great conditions!
High scores will not fail this year!
Back in 2007 and 2008 i won the WPX SSB in the Rookie catogorie.
I have worked 1 year to rebuild the station and it works fine now.
My goal was to improve my highest score but had never thought of 180% !
Thanks to everyone who called me and call me again next time!

Patrick ON4HIL
 
IR1Y(IK1HJS)   SOSB40 HP   5,988,5282010-03-29 05:52:09
Thanks to Flavio IK1YDB !
de IK1HJS - Carlo
 
PW2B(PY2OE)   SOSB15 LP   3,207,0002010-03-29 05:55:01
ic 718
antena :5 elem.monoband
80w
fc 902 antena tuner.
 
ZY7C(@PT7CB)   M/2 HP   43,838,1842010-03-29 05:59:46
Hi everybody, WHAT A CONTEST!

Nope a Single Problem! Just a power failure for 3 seconds (hi hi) sunday
morning and all got back again.

We figured out very soon that our target (30M pts) gonna be vanished soon.
First night was productive on 40m, while the log had been feeded by 20/15m
surprised good after local midnight. At sunrise, we were 600Qs ahead target!

Day 1 morning, 10m band was wide open, but not to populated area (EU/NA). Many
9M, 9K, A71, YB, and some EA8/CT9 etc got into the log, but not signs from
Europe.

Day 1 Afternoon, we got big signals from Europe and North America and the
crowded bands affected rate a lot and it was hard finding a clear spot to run.

After 24h, We start to rethink the numbers when 10m opened to a large area - we
started to work EU/NA on same basis. BIG, I mean, very BIG signs coming from
everywhere and the 10m band got crowded (I love say that!). In south Brazil,
10m isn't that bad, but here (-3 degrees South) 10m was dead and stinking. We
spend almost 5h with great rates on 28MHz, until a late QSY to 20m.

Few hours to finnish, we set a new target: 45 millions. We worked very hard to
get it, but 2359z came very fast and there was not time to get HC8N record.

Good conditions and more fish into the barrel delivered a amazing time on CQ
WPX Contest for everybody. Congrats friends from LP1H and PJ2T for very nice
score, but this time we got it!

Thank everybody for all QSOs. See you again on next Contest!!

73, ZY7C Team
PT7CB, PT7WA, PT7YV, PT7ZAP, PY1NX, PY7RP, PY8AZT
 
P49Y(AE6Y)   SOAB LP   13,657,5362010-03-29 06:11:29
Having operated HP from P49Y in this contest a number of times, I though I'd
try low power if condx seemed to be good enough to open up 15 and 10, since LP
on just 20/40/80 will give anyone a headache in this contest. Fortunately,
condx did cooperate. It was really fun to be back on 10. The stations worked
there were qualitatively different than on the other bands: many more casual
ops, mobiles, and stations not in the contest. Whenever a guy was not in the
contest, I would ask if I could take a number 1 from him, with the result that
my log is full of number 1's on ten. The propagation also was very
interesting, particularly on Sunday. Lots of US, but also a strong but very
limited opening only to the Mediterranean, featuring S9 signals from southern
Italy, Greece, Israel, Morocco, but just about nowhere else.

Propagation certainly was more fun than in my last effort in 2008. For
example, I actually opened the contest with 157 Qs on 10 meters! I can't
recall the last time 10 was open at that time of night. And 20 still had
strong EU signals at 0200 or so local time Saturday morning.

Aruba was very well represented in this contest, with P40V (AI6V, AI6YL, K6KLY,
P43A) as M/S, P41M (DK1MM at P43JB) HP, P43E TS LP, and my first ever try at
SOAB low power. P49MR also handed out mults.

Operating low power from here is a humbling experience! A big difference with
low power is that it is harder to keep a freequency, particularly on 40 and 80.
HP from here usually blows out a little space to live in, but LP does not. To
show the importance of the condx, 10 and 40 were equally productive in a points
per hour (413 on 10 versus 411 on 40), but it was a lot more fun on 10. On HP,
40 and 80 always have a higher points per hour from here, thanks to the double
points.

There seemed to be some very high contact totals out there. Also more prefixes
than in the past (love all those new German ones). I should mention the good
sportsmanship of KL7RA and VE3EJ and a PA whose call I didn't note, all of whom
opened up right near me, then moved when asked politely.

Of course, no Aruban contesting experience ignores the wonderful camaraderie of
the contest community here, exemplified by the delightful post-contest dinner
catered by Joop, P43JB, with libations and wife Yvonne with food at their
house, attended by Carl P40V (AI6V), Sue P40YL (AI6YL), Joop P43JB and Yvonne,
Jean-Pierre P43a and Chris P43C, Russ P40LY (K6KLY), Martin P49MR and Truus
P49MRS, Stefan P41M (DK1MM) and myself. Also a nice dinner with Lisandro, P43L,
and his Lissette. In John Crovelli's (W2GD, P40W, not being here this week)
honor we went to the old Tony Roma's location in Oranjestad, as John is a great
fan of that place. Fortunately for the rest of us, who have never been TR fans,
it has closed and got turned into "Peanuts", a nice place serving Aruban and
Dutch food.

Thanks are also due to my co-owner John, W6LD, P40L, who left the house in
great shape from ARRL CW, and who along with Ed, W0YK, P49X, also fixed the 80m
antenna switchbox on top of the tower and rewired the 160 "C" dipole to much
better working condition for future contests.

I used the K3 almost exclusively as a run radio, but often had to switch to the
Pro2 to use the bandscope. It's so useful for checking band openings and
identifying interference and relatively quiet spots on the band. Can't wait for
the promised P3 for the K3. After quite a bit of experimenting, I got the K3
AGC settings to work so that I could leave the AGC on, but use the RF gain
control to separate signals quite effectively in the pileups. As usual, the K3
performed flawlessly, barely getting warm, even when run at full power all
weekend.

Rigs: K3, 756 Pro2
Ants: 2 el 10, 5 el 15, 4 el 20, 2 el 40, 1 el 80 (all Force 12), C31.
Software: CQPWIN ver. 12.0
73 and thanks for all the QSOs,
Andy, AE6Y, P49Y
 
KZ1A   SOSB40 HP   97,1522010-03-29 06:16:14
While enjoying a little run on 7.150, Sunday afternoon, I was called by 5X4R and
FK8EM. Am I that lucky, or did I inherit 2 busted Q's ? Anyone else worked them?
Please let me know at kz1a@arrl.net
 
NAØCW(NØKE)   SOAB QRP   314,0282010-03-29 06:40:47
Maybe have EU and JA s on 10m by next year! One East Coaster W2 guy was giving
me trouble about being tough to copy on 80 because I was running QRP to a
toilet bowl! I explained the 80m antenna is a 4SQ and end of discussion!
 
CE4CT   M/2 HP   20,346,2602010-03-29 06:42:30
Nice Contest ¡¡¡¡¡

Thanks to all stations who worked our station, an special thanks to my friend
VE7AG Jason that come from BC to visit my station and enjoy this contest
toghether.

Thanks to the "Capitan" VE7SV for his effort and hard work ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡

73
CE4CT
 
KI4EEY   SO(A)AB LP   3,2762010-03-29 06:42:40
Working Galapagos Is. (DXCC # 127) on 10 meters was my highlight for this
mimimal effort.
 
TM3R(F5UTN)   SOSB15 HP   946,8752010-03-29 06:45:33
Hi,
Bad propagation on 15m in NW France for this contest.
A problem wtih my PA the second afternoon...

73 Yann
http://wwww.f5utn.com
 
K5PI(@W5KFT)   SOAB HP   455,2162010-03-29 06:54:38
Made a few QSOs on the side with my own call as we did a multi-single at W5KFT.
 
K4BP   M/2 HP   7,954,5622010-03-29 06:57:10
That was fun.

First time to try a Multi 2 from the K4BP station in this contest.
We found some inter-station interference problems that were solved
when W4NZ ran home and got some bandpass filters and installed them.

Operating schedule as follows --
K4BP and NA4K worked both night shifts
with W4NZ and N5WR operating during the
daytime -- joined by W4EEH on Sunday.

Station 1
Orion 2, Titan Amp
2 el 40 Meter beam
5 over 5 on 20 Meters
5 over 5 on 10 Meters

Station 2
FT-950, Drake L-7 Amp
Mosley Pro 67 40-10 Meters
160 Meter vertical
80 Meter dipole
 
PZ5RA   SOAB HP   7,352,9502010-03-29 07:08:43
Low bands are really tough in PZ. Still a good score for 31 hrs operating time.
Tnx guys for the calls and the ones I didn't work I'll say "See you next time"

73

Ramon
 
WF3C(@N4UU)   M/2 HP   5,193,1202010-03-29 07:10:14
A major thanks to N4UU and WW4B for joining me on this hastily-arranged
operation. A week before the contest I was calling and emailing all over the
state when K1TO suggested calling Martin. Martin graciously agreed to host a
M/2 and strongarmed WW4B into operating as well. He must have told Glenn it was
a CW contest.

40m was tough sledding without a beam. 7128-7200 was totally, crushingly full
much of the time. Operating split or simplex above 7200 was a poor substitute.
20m was a mosh pit as well, but with the stack optimized for 20m we were a
little more equal to the task.

Local thunderstorms took us off the air on Sunday afternoon for a few hours,
and we left the station unmanned ~3 hours each night. With more ops to share
the load and cooperative weather, we might have done a real 48 hour effort.
Maybe next year.

TT Orion2 x2
TL922 & SB200 amps

10m: triband quad @ 40'
15m: triband quad @ 40'
20m: TH5/TH5 @ 96'/40', both rotatable
40m: phased verticals (sort of a half square) w/4 elevated radials per element
80m: full-size vertical w/4 elevated radials
160m: loaded vertical off the tower
 
VG3CCO(VE3KZ)   SOAB HP   4,770,5282010-03-29 07:12:06
The VG special prefix is associated with the Vancouver Olympic Games, replacing
the VA prefix. I noticed that very little activity had occurred using VG3
during the time it was valid, Feb & March, so it was time to remedy that
situation using the CCO club call, usually VA3CCO, thus VG3CCO. It was a tongue
twister!
Please QSL to VE3CX. Hope you all had fun!

73 Bob VE3KZ
 
LN5O(@LA5O)   M/2 HP   1,290,6252010-03-29 07:17:05
Was planning to run Single OP, but Piotr LA7RRA liked to enjoy the contest too
:)

Had problem with interference, but we had only 1 amp and the bandpass filter
didn't work very well.

Struggle with keeping QRM away with 800 watt and heavy splatter. but learned to
tune down with 500 hz filter and RF gain down...

Many stations was about 4-10 khz wide with splatter on 40 and 20m... it getting
worse and worse per contest... so it was great to escape to 80 and 15 m to get
some free QRG. 20m and 40m was quite busy.

More Antennas will come this summer as nice weather will appear :D



Setup:
Station 1
Kenwood TS2000, AL80B 800 W
Writelog with DVK...
7 el yagi 40 to 10m PRO 67B Mosley
2 el 1/3wl 80m array
2 el 1/4wl 160m array

Station 2
Kenwood TS-850 100W
2el Delta loop 20m
2el 40m yagi Hygain LJ240BA
80m delta loop


73 LA6FJA & LA7RRA.
Rag & Piotr.
 
NA6G   SOAB LP   37,7612010-03-29 07:21:27
Limited time to operate due to family obligations. It was great working 15
meters and I was glad to see 10 open too.
 
K8BL   SOAB(TS) LP   502,5392010-03-29 07:29:45
I never did much with this Contest in the past, but I found I really enjoyed it
after playing for a while. It seemed the fun was in working new mults and
almost every Q was a new mult! The score was compounding and it looked like
some Q's added several thousand points! COOL!! Condx were quite good.
 
W6SX   SOAB HP   5,7242010-03-29 07:31:37
K3, ACOM 2000A, 80-meter dipole at 46 feet with Matchbox, N1MM
 
KK1L   SOAB HP   145,3902010-03-29 07:35:39
Very casual operating between activities at home. Nice conditions to Asia on
Sunday evening. I had to quit at 19:00 local time just after working VR2C on
20m...bummer.

Worked what must be a pirate on 40m...H44PT. Confirmed the call, but I don't
believe it. Beaming EU at 20:28Z. Someone having a good laugh so close to
Poisson d'Avril.
 
VO1DJT   SOAB LP   567,0002010-03-29 07:38:53
Thanks for all of the contacts and new countries, lots of fun.
73 Daisy, VO1KVT
 
VE9ML   M/2 LP   2,309,1962010-03-29 07:39:55
Lost three antennas just before the contest due to an ice storm. Managed to
repair two of them before the start of the contest. Still had a great time.
Best score ever in this contest.

Marcel VE9ML
 
K1ZW   SO(A)AB HP   183,2862010-03-29 07:59:52
All S&P Still need more spots, sun that is
 
YO5OAG   SO(A)AB(TS) LP   92,0162010-03-29 08:01:23
Very good contest.
See you next year again friends!

RIG: ICOM 7600,
ANT: DIAMOND BB-7V, DIPOL for 20m


`Thanks 73 & DX Sanyi YO5OAG
 
VA3RKM   SOAB QRP   19,1972010-03-29 08:07:16
K2, 5 watts, verticals and dipole.
 
4O3A   SOAB HP   12,696,1602010-03-29 08:11:39
Wow, what a contest! It was excellent record breaking year - nice conditions on
Low bands, good 15M opening and great activity.

My truly congratulation to all "record breakers". Nice to see solid rock
results coming from DR1A (truly German spirit), 5D5A ( Amico, diminuiscono
leggermente ) and E7DX ( Braco, svaka ti se dala! ) .
I am sure that many records are broken and looking forward for scores on 3830.
Unfortunately, my both 40M antennas were broken. Main "killer" - 3L40 lost
reflector this winter, and 2L40 left as rotary dipole. 2L80 is on the ground
for repairing.
It was clear after first night that I can't keep the frequency for longer
period of time and that the potential of band was much higher than what I was
"done.
Some stations behave really unacceptable. OT5A comes 200Hz from my FQ and just
ignore me. 4L3A did almost the same. They both deserve to be on my - Do Not
Work Them NEVER in Contest list, but I will try to ignore this behavior this
time. Contest IS a kind of hot emotion event, but some HAM Spirit rules must be
respected. I do not know who were the operators, but friendly ask them to think
a bit does contest goals really deserve sacrificing of HAM Spirit and
gentleman's behavior?

CU in WPX CW
73
Ranko
 
WU9B   SO(A)AB(TS) LP   1682010-03-29 08:12:36
The sun was in my eyes.
 
OG5B(OH5BM)   SOSB40 HP   2,338,3582010-03-29 08:14:53
Heavy winter Ice load took the half of the feed element down on 40m 3 el yagi.
On Friday I went to the local Fishermen's Store and bought 8m classfiber
fishing rod, which I connected to the 2m aluminium tube and provided with 2mm
copper wire so the total length came 9,95m .
After that I climbed up to the tower to 44m level where I attached that new
"shiny" half of the 40m yagi feed element and measured the resonance - just on
7,1 as the Eznec said!
First night was not too good on propagation, and qso rate was very low as it
was during the whole contest. It was difficult to manage on the crowded band -
K3 and IC-7700 do not help if your neighbours signals are spread into your
receiving channel.
First I worked with IC-7700 as a main rig and listened the band with K3 if
there is new multipliers.
not too much help, because Win-Test's "Swap" command did not work as I
expeted.
I found second day propagation better than first day.
Antennas used were 3 el yagi 2 el yagi and Windom in a phasing box that I could
use all together or a single antenna or any combination like 3 over 2
or 3 and windom or 2 and windom.. That was helpful system.
main goal was to improve OH-40m record,and semms to be that it was improved.
On Sunday I worked with K3 and found it comparable to IC-7700 in real life in
spite K3 laboratory tets are better. In real life main trouble are those broad
signals. It is also the feeling where you are used to. I found 7700 background
noise quieter and audio sound more pleasant to my ears which are more used to
7700's sound. Also I have not yet familiarized myself with K3's myriad
tailoring possibilities . That is really a rig i woild like to carry on
DX-peditions - it is so light.
THANKS for Qsos to all of you! CU on next one.
Tapani, OH5BM
 
CE3DNP   SOSB20 HP   350,1722010-03-29 08:18:01
Nice contest
 
CT3HF(DUARTE)   SO(A)AB HP   2,045,3792010-03-29 08:18:41
.
 
S52W   SO(A)AB LP   145,9612010-03-29 08:19:09
RTX............TS 850 SAT
PWR...........100W
ANT............Multi band DIPOLE
Time on.......7h

All QSO-s were S&P

73 de Damjan s52w
 
IR9Y(@IT9BLB)   M/2 HP   14,308,4412010-03-29 08:27:33
First try @ IR9Y on M/2.
We lost the 40m beam just few days before the contest
but our clock was already set for that important sked....
so a simple aluminium tube run as vertical on this
so importand band. We just liked to be on-air!
Still very poor 10m, 15m good just enough, 20m and
40m vell crowed. Very silent bands on 80m and 160m
with UFB run periods also if using a simple wire
antenna.

See you in the CW leg!

IT9BLB, one of IR9Y
 
HI3FVA(@HI3CC)   SOSB80 LP   188,5152010-03-29 08:30:24
Thanks Tino (HI3CC) and Edwin (HI3K) nice weekend
 
N2WN   SOAB QRP   473,5702010-03-29 08:37:42
The high bands were great. 10 was lotsa fun Saturday afternoon, mostly CA and
SA, but did hear EB8AH Sunday. 15 was lotsa fun whenever I was there, even
managed a "run". 20 was, well 20, it was insane had to switch the attenuator
in, crank the gain back, and even then it was insane. Still, worked a lot of
neat DX.

Storm front was rolling into the area Saturday evening and had a bit of QRN on
the low bands. My 80/75 meter antenna sucks, another thing to correct. 40 was
OK, but missed Sunday morning, which I had counted on for boosting multipliers.
Oh well.

Some folks really need to cut back on their gain and compression, there was
plenty of absolutely horrible audio. Some of the CQ loops were virtually
unintelligible, when the folks got on the mic they sounded great most of the
time.
Heard a few ummm disagreements about the who and what for on frequencies, but
overall think most folks did a great job in the chaos.

My logging computer STB Sunday morning and I lost almost 3 hours kluging
something together to recover my N1MM database/log. It wasn't pretty, but it
worked. I did sorely miss the voice keying, seriously, my throat is still sore
;o)

OK, I need help. Generally I say "November Two Whiskey November" and I did try
"Norway Two Whiskey Norway", but still have a lot of folks returning my call as
"November ZERO Whiskey November". I screamed and counted to TWO more times than
I care to recall. Any idea how to eliminate this problem?

Congrats to ND0C for a nice score. Actually worked Randy on 40, don't seem to
catch the US QRP stations in this one.

73,
Julius

Elecraft K3
4 element Steppir
 
LZ8E(LZ2BE)   SO(A)AB HP   343,9242010-03-29 08:38:31
Only few hours of operation.
73, Boyan
 
K7LAZ   SOAB HP   486,1352010-03-29 08:55:52
I DO NOT LIKE THIS MODE...I hope to be ready for CW TEST.

FORGOT THE FOCUS OF THE CONTEST,,,,Quit 3 or four times after chosing orginally
to go "test the band conditions" but kept going back and was convinced to run
"low power". so AMP was used only the first night on 40. (Three other of 101
excuses can be added later)

Hilite I guess is when an EU asked me how his signal was and the QEM on my
end,, Said he was good that the Freq was only 3-4 deep and 6 kc wide. What do
you you do when it is wall to wall ...complain...NO we have been waiting too
long for this,,,,
 
TM4W(F5HRY)   SOSB15 HP   1,416,2852010-03-29 08:59:32
Bad propagation, especially on sunday. Too short openings to NA (being west,
it's important here ...), and nice backscatter to EU at the end of the opening
(a pleasure to make some nice mults, with some EME like signals). 73, Herve
F5HRY
 
UA9PC   SOAB HP   14,030,8542010-03-29 08:59:32
The propagation was super!!! It was a big surprise when I tern on ten miters at
6 UTC the band was full of Asian stations! And then, two ours later Europeans
came with grate levels. Fantastic!!! Twenty was also amazing , most of the
stations was from over the North Pole……. Unfortunately was necessary to
change bands for mults.
Thanks to ALL who answer and call me!
My setup:
K3
antennas:
160- 3 ele Yagi
80 - 3 ele Yagi
40 - 4 + 3 + 3 ele Yagi
20 - 5 over 5 over 5 USA; 4X4 H-frame EU; 6 ele JA
15 - 4X5 H-frame; 6 over 6 JA
10 - 4X5 H-frame; 6 ele JA

Best 73s!!!
Anatoly
 
LZ9W   M/M HP   26,331,2322010-03-29 09:06:52
Once it was a time when most of EU contesters did not know the meaning of GU 78,
"OM Power" or "ACOM" words. Very few were using power over say 500 W. Those were
good times for us guys in most Eastern part of Europe :-).
Now with "regular" kilowats in may be every 10th or so European contester's
shack we turned here into Europe's "west coast". The curtain of strong Western
European signals prevent us picking up any US signal which is less than 57 - 58
on Balkan peninsula. Back in the past 6 el monobander on 20m was more than
enough. Now 6 over 6 over 6 are not :-(.

Weather was nice at the start of the contest with temps abt 18 - 20 deg C.
Condx were good and we were in par with DR1A guys for a while :-).On Saturday
very early morning temps dropped down suddenly and around 6 o'clock local time
we've been faced with temp of 2deg C and heavy snow for about two hours. This
meaned one thing - high noise on all bands. When snow stopped a very strong
wind started blowing and in couple of minutes SWR of our 40m 4 el monobander
went in the sky because one of the driven elements broke. Our 40m HB9CV is
tuned for CW portion of the band, so we continued with bad SWR and just about
800 W from our ACOM to prevent it from switching off after almost every
transmission. /i.e. power used by some to drive their final PA's ;- ) ! /
Condx on 15 m were good, although somewhat opening to USA was of shorter
duration than usual. Good activity from Japan and China.

Beside all the problems we are happy with our score - it is the best ever score
we made in WPX SSB during our years of M/M contesting.

See you all in WPX CW.

73, de Wally
on behalf of LZ9W M/M Contest Team
 
KU5B(@NX5M)   SOSB10 HP   321,1602010-03-29 09:08:10
Interesting conditions. I've learned not to expect anything from 10.

Once again, I'm grateful to Bob and family for letting me come play. Being able
to go to one of the best 10m stations in the US is really fun. We'd originally
planned a Multi of some sort but couldn't get enough people so when Bob asked
me what band I'd like to do I told him 10. He said "You must be kidding,
right?" Nope. I wasn't really in the mood to fight the QRM on 20 or 40 and I
told him that he should do 15 since it's been pretty decent to EU and JA
lately.

The first couple of hours on Friday were jam-packed with SA and OC stations.
Saturday, Bob got down to operating right after we got up and I went to get
breakfast tacos so I didn't start until 1330Z...and by then the band was
already pretty crowded with SA. Intermittent line noise developed as the day
went on and by 2100Z I'd had enough. I took an hour off to try and find the
noise but the search was pretty useless as it seemed to be everywhere. The
drive had just been re-done with some sort of limestone and there is much more
traffic down the road now which kicks up a whole bunch of dust. The consensus
was that the insulators on the poles were probably caked in dust and creating
terrible noise. Sorry to those I couldn't pull out. By Saturday night, I'd
worked 3 JA's and 1 EU. THANK YOU! I spent a while calling OT5A but they
couldn't hear me.

Sunday I got a late start again and didn't get on until 1330Z where I CQ'd for
a couple of hours before the band really started to open. Again, lots of big SA
signals. I escaped down below .400 and found a nice quiet spot. That is, until a
10kHz wide SA station started CQ'ing on .350 and created S7 spurs all the way up
to where I was on .360. You're already loud enough...why have your mic gain wide
open? That seems to be a common thread from reading a good amount of 3830 posts
already.

I worked a fair amount of East coast and just a handful of Midwest...but they
were loud. I think we had pretty sufficient E-skip but it seemed like there
weren't enough people around. Much different from last year's 10m contest where
N5DUW ran Midwest for a solid 6 hours right up to the end. That was fun to
listen to.

I had a handful more EU call in intertwined with West AND East Coast. I kept
the stacked monobanders parked right around SE for 95% of the weekend only
moving them when the sun set to get the VK/ZL/W6/JA openings.

Nonetheless, good fun. Congrats to FR/F4EGZ for his great ears on Saturday. Bob
commented to me later that this was probably the longest haul we've worked on 10
for quite some time.

I heard NA4W and WN1GIV on quite a bit so they will probably have some great
scores, too.

Thanks for the Q's and all your patience. I can't wait for 10 to consistently
open.

See you in the CW part from somewhere. No solid plans yet.

Colin KU5B
 
KØFX   SOAB LP   447,6002010-03-29 09:22:34
Mults only this time. Great condx, even 10m showing signs of life.
Thanks for all the Q's.
Don, K0FX
 
VX3AP(LU7DW)   SOAB HP   12,109,6952010-03-29 09:24:51
All reports sent were 59 #, unless otherwise noted.

Equipment Description:

Run: Yaesu FT-1000D, H-B Amplifier 1Kw

S&P: Kenwood TS-950SD, Alpha 76A

Antennas: Bencher Skyhawk, TH-5, XM240, 80 meter dipole, T for 160 meter

PC Pentium 233 MHz DOS w/ CT 10.04 (DOS)


Comments:

First of all... Thanks to VE3RM for being a amazing host one more time.

Was great to see 10 meter open, but I've spent too much time in this band
trying to work some US stations and EE2W was the only EU copied, but he didn't
copy me.

DR1A was the strongest EU in 160 meter, I've listening to them for hours in the
2nd radio with amazing loud signal well after sunrise in DL. EB8AH & NR6O the
only six bander worked, happy to listen a lot of SA activity in the bands.

I had had the real chance to test my new roofing filter for the 1000D, it's
worth to have it; with these very crowded bands

I have a lot of fun Sunday evening running slowly JAs in 20 meter, not very
strong signals but several multipliers were worked (more than 50 JAs, 3 BYs,
4H, HL150, etc), instead of focus of running US in low bands (more points) I've
choose to have fun DXing in 20 meter

See you in two weeks in the OQP, I'm planning to operate in memory of my friend
Wade VE3WIB (SK) He had loved that contest

Thanks all for the QSOs.

73 de Claudio LU7DW-VE3AP (VX3AP)
 
KD4D(@N3HBX)   M/2 HP   19,365,3682010-03-29 09:31:42
Wow! This contest is a LOT more fun with 15 meters! We had
more QSO's on 15 than 40...

Congratulations to K1LZ for a phenomenal M/2 score. Thanks as
usual to John Evans for letting us join him at the "farm" in
Poolesville to play radio! AC6WI, K2PS, KD4D, N3HBX, K3MIM,
and K3MM were the team this year. Pete, K2PS, joined us for the
first time and operated 20 and 80 Friday night. Welcome to the
team, Pete!

The highlight for me was having 3D2YY call me on 80 and tell me
that I was the loudest North American station on 80 at 20 over!
Everyone else was 5-5 to 5-8. The new three-element delta loop
wire beam at 140 feet really plays to 3D2! :-)

M/2 is a great category and we had a blast. Hope to work everyone
again in WPX CW.

73,

Mark, KD4D and the WPX Team at N3HBX


160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL percent

SSB
North America SSB 13 535 436 566 363 9 1922 37.6
South America SSB 1 21 20 65 63 46 216 4.2
Europe SSB 9 211 494 1208 707 0 2629 51.5
Asia SSB 0 4 20 142 15 0 181 3.5
Africa SSB 1 5 8 23 27 0 64 1.3
Oceania SSB 0 6 41 22 25 0 94 1.8

HOUR 160 80 40 20 15 10 HR TOT CUM TOT

0 ..... 7/7 69/62 84/63 ..... ..... 160/132 160/132
1 . 36/25 58/45 . . . 94/70 254/202
2 . 30/16 56/36 4/4 . . 90/56 344/258
3 . 7/2 48/26 53/27 . . 108/55 452/313
4 24/9 64/27 19/14 . . . 107/50 559/363
5 . 71/29 58/23 . . . 129/52 688/415
6 . 67/30 52/13 . . . 119/43 807/458
7 . 54/17 43/13 . . . 97/30 904/488
8 ..... 43/12 39/19 ..... ..... ..... 82/31 986/519
9 . 26/8 35/12 . . . 61/20 1047/539
10 . 10/4 26/7 25/11 . . 61/22 1108/561
11 . . . 116/48 34/17 . 150/65 1258/626
12 . . . 65/33 87/29 . 152/62 1410/688
13 . . . 59/21 109/31 . 168/52 1578/740
14 . . . 38/12 117/27 . 155/39 1733/779
15 . . . 62/17 94/18 . 156/35 1889/814
16 ..... ..... ..... 32/8 82/13 24/16 138/37 2027/851
17 . . . 84/14 56/15 . 140/29 2167/880
18 . . . 53/5 93/16 . 146/21 2313/901
19 . . . 67/16 70/13 . 137/29 2450/930
20 . . . 66/13 47/5 . 113/18 2563/948
21 . . . 80/18 40/5 . 120/23 2683/971
22 . . 46/12 89/9 . . 135/21 2818/992
23 . . 94/16 77/25 . . 171/41 2989/1033
0 ..... ..... 40/6 57/14 ..... ..... 97/20 3086/1053
1 . 37/6 29/1 3/2 . . 69/9 3155/1062
2 . 48/12 1/1 22/6 . . 71/19 3226/1081
3 . 52/6 32/5 . . . 84/11 3310/1092
4 . 61/9 21/5 . . . 82/14 3392/1106
5 . 50/7 42/10 . . . 92/17 3484/1123
6 . 46/3 43/9 1/1 . . 90/13 3574/1136
7 . 28/3 13/0 . . . 41/3 3615/1139
8 ..... 26/3 28/3 2/1 ..... ..... 56/7 3671/1146
9 . 8/1 24/0 3/0 . . 35/1 3706/1147
10 . . 16/1 39/5 . . 55/6 3761/1153
11 . . 26/5 61/13 . . 87/18 3848/1171
12 . . 4/2 84/15 19/6 . 107/23 3955/1194
13 . . . 47/5 37/7 . 84/12 4039/1206
14 . . . 59/9 56/10 . 115/19 4154/1225
15 . . . 80/11 64/8 . 144/19 4298/1244
16 ..... ..... ..... 43/4 49/5 ..... 92/9 4390/1253
17 . . . 26/5 22/5 2/2 50/12 4440/1265
18 . . . 42/4 26/11 6/2 74/17 4514/1282
19 . . . 69/8 10/3 23/5 102/16 4616/1298
20 . . . 80/11 38/3 . 118/14 4734/1312
21 . . . 79/11 31/8 . 110/19 4844/1331
22 . . 7/1 57/4 9/1 . 73/6 4917/1337
23 . . 31/3 71/8 . . 102/11 5019/1348
DAY1 24/9 415/177 643/298 1054/344 829/189 24/16 ..... 2989/1033
DAY2 . 356/50 357/52 925/137 361/67 31/9 . 2030/315
TOT 24/9 771/227 1000/350 1979/481 1190/256 55/25 . 5019/1348
 
VA7BEC   SOAB LP   1,130,6572010-03-29 09:37:03
To the many, many, many NA stations who answered my CQs, TU, TU, TU -- for
dropping by, for the mults and for the encouragement. To the faraway DX
stations who picked up my call, you were the highlights of my LP effort. See
you all again soon.

73, Rebecca VA7BEC
 
VE6FI   M/2 HP   9,284,6882010-03-29 10:14:49
Operators were Evan Ve6fi, Denis ve6aq, Maurice ve6maa, Villey ve6sq, Al ve6ah,
Dave ve6kd.

A good all round operation with most bands active. 15m was not really open to
Europe and 10m was not open at all.

Station setup is shown on the website at http://www3.telus.net/ve6fi/

Denis ve6aq
 
VE3CUI   SOSB160 HP   4842010-03-29 10:43:59
This is my last "...kick-at-the-can" for 160-meters when it comes to contests
for the season. Any day now I'll be rolling-up all of my ground radials beneath
the "L's", and preparing for yet another summer season's of "...harvesting
grass" here! Hi Hi
 
NA5TR   SOSB15 HP   207,2442010-03-29 11:05:18
Lost interest mid-day Saturday after my Amp quit working. I have to use a
generator, and discovered the amp doesn't like 255 volts on the supply line. I
am hoping all I did was ruin the filter caps.

Up until then it was good. Decent JAs and other Pacifics Friday PM, lots of
Euros and a few Mediterranean stations Sat AM, and enough Ws and VEs to keep
things going throughout. I was having fun until the Amp quit about 11AM
Saturday. After that I was too far behind to try to reclassify as a LP
entrant, and using 100 watts in the HP category just had no appeal.

Now to see about fixing the Amp and resetting the Generator voltage.
 
K4XD   SOSB15 QRP   18,4442010-03-29 11:07:34
I generally find myself entering contests for one of several reasons, in order
of increasing "seriousness of intent:"

1) JUST FOR FUN: See who's on, make some Q's, get some practice, see how the
station is working, sample the band conditions
2) EXPLORE A NICHE: Focus on a single band, experience an operating mode like
QRP or SO2R, and possibly try to win some minor category that may have limited
competition but still takes a real effort
3) ALL-OUT: Full-time effort to stretch me and my station beyond what I've done
before, with some goals that are aggressive relative to my past performance, and
possibly even win a moderately competitive category, probably limited to my
section or region

This time I was in the second category -- more than just getting on and making
some Q's until I got bored, but not a full-time effort either. I thought about
my options and decided to build on my QRP effort in ARRL DX SSB with another dip
into the QRP water, and combine it with a focus on 15M, since it seems to be
coming back to life with the recent increase in solar flux.

Long time QRP'ers take it for granted that "it works," but even knowing the
math, and that it is "only" about 13 dB / 2 S units down from 100W, it is still
a leap of faith for someone used to running HP and sometimes having a hard time
getting through with that, to crank the transceiver down to 5W output and think
the guy across the pond or the country is going to hear you. It definitely
sharpens your senses and makes you tune into details that you might ignore when
using an amp. Like listening really carefully to the din of others calling in
the background, no matter how faint, and never jumping in unless it is quiet.
Or really paying attention to which calls are getting answered by the other
operator. Or having the patience to wait just a bit longer than normal, and
find that with confidence in your signal and ability, you often get through on
the 6th, 7th, or even 10th try, and don't give up when you don't make it
through in 2 or 3 tries.

There is also the real fun of getting through when there is a small pileup of
callers -- much more satisfying than when the amp does a lot of the work for
you.

So on to the contest! I got started Saturday afternoon, and with my first QSO
being a VA7, 3000 miles away, I was satisfied that the band was open and 5W
peak was doing the job! The first hour netted 15 Q's, mostly West Coast US and
Canada, and a couple of Carribbean stations thrown in. A little after 2000 I
worked a KH6, which was also great fun QRP! Pointing the other direction
snagged a 6W, and around 2100 the PY's and LU's started rolling in (where
"rolling" in QRP terms, at least for me, means 1 every four or five minutes!).

A little after 2200 I hit a new QRP distance record for me, working the KG6.
Sweet! Following that with the HC8 seemed almost anti-climactic. No EU's at
all for me, and the band seemed to be milked for the day by about 2300 and I
put down the headphones for the day.

Sunday morning after church I got back on a little before 1600 and worked a few
more Carribbean stations, plus an EA, DL and CT3. I think I was too late for
much EU action both Saturday and Sunday, as Sunday closed with only one more,
an HA late in the afternoon. The EU stations I heard calling others were
weaker than what I heard during ARRL DX SSB.

The biggest thrill of the whole event was after 2100 Sunday afternoon when I
tuned across a VK calling. Hmmm, is there even a chance? It didn't seem very
likely and he had a pretty steady flow of callers so I'd have to really hit a
silent spot. Well, patience paid, and after 12 minutes of listening and
throwing out my call, my heart jumped when I heard "the 4 station??" and then
"4XD? You're really light. Only 4XD..." and then bingo, he got my call! I
had to send my number about a dozen times, but he got it, and then I couldn't
help but say "thanks, QRP!" and he answered back, "OK, QRP!"

I know I won't win any "miles per watt" award with this, but I tell you, it was
at least as exciting as working my first JA on top band.

The only real disappointment - not a prayer of breaking into the JY pileup!

Have I switched to QRP? No, but it's fun to sample more of the variety ham
radio has to offer. And with a modest setup -- an Icom 756 pro II set at 5W, a
Spiderbeam up about 50' with a ridiculously long 300' of LMR400 cable feeding
it, you can get out! I might try QRP on a CW contest one of these days, after
QRP SSB it will probably feel like I turned the amp back on!

73,
Rowland K4XD
 
KZ2V(@W6YX)   M/2 HP   9,590,3622010-03-29 11:23:33
Thanks to Mark, K6UFO, for organizing our effort and to Nick, KZ2V, for the use
of his call.

We weren't able to schedule operators for both stations for the entire 48 hours
but managed to have at least one station on the air for all but about an hour
and a half of the contest. We had more than one operator for 23 out of the 47
hours we were on the air.

Our 6-element 20 meter Yagi began acting up on Saturday, causing interference
on other bands unless we reduced power well below 1 KW. This was apparently
also causing splatter on 20. Our apologies to anyone we unintentionally
QRMed.

On Sunday morning K6TT took over the 20-meter position and Phil was having
trouble working most European stations and no luck at all CQing. He claimed
that our low US-pointing fixed 5-element Yagi was hearing EU better than the
6-element Yagi. Apparently whatever was causing the issues on Saturday had
gotten significantly worse but the big Yagi was still working well enough that
we were able to work a few stations with it. After a few hours of extremely
low rates on 20 we switched to the fixed US antenna, rates picked up
dramatically, and we finished out the contest with it.

Congratulations to the other M/2 stations participating in the "West Coast
Shootout". If we had been able to fill out our operator schedule we might have
been more competitive.

-Mike, N7MH
 
IW1QN   SOSB20 LP   768,0962010-03-29 11:24:56
What a Contest!!!!!!
I decided to make the Contest like SOAB LP but a problem at 2Utc to my Coaxial
Switch not permitted to work with Dipole 40m and 80m.
Sincerelly at this time I not decide to solder and WithPut make QSO I wait
Morning and near 4 Utc I start the Contest like SOSB 20m LP.

Good Propagation, I decided, respect the last year to anticipate my beam to VK
via Long Path about 1 Hour and It'a Good Idea.
At 6Utc first VK via LP with Good Signal and in 2 Days i Make QSO with 30VK and
10ZL always via LP.

Very happy to make QSO in particular with 2 VK Station:

VK3HJA/M
VK2FTZ/QRP

Signal of this 2 VK Station Always S9!!!!!!!

Strong Signal for all 2 Days from all Direction, and also during the Night
arrive Asia and Oceania without problem.

Respect other Contest I haven' t make a Lot of QSO with JA and in 2 days only 6
Station, normally 15/20 JA in minor Contest.
Also USA station about 140, normaly 300 in CQWW Test, but in this CQWW WPX good
QSO with West Coast and Zone 7 (for me not easy) especially NV,MT,OR, but in
this Contest Always good and Strong Signal from W6, W7.

I'm satisfied, because I make about 768096 points, and I gain 160000 points
respect last Year, surely using the 2° VFO + Dualwatch om my ProIII to sarch
Multiplier.

I'm not happy with a strange Man, from different time I used a Frequency and
arrived a men that say to me that is not interested in Contest and He use this
Frequency all day ( I don' t remeber the Frequency), and Start with
Sovramodulated all Station and then make a lot of Interference in RTTY, AM, CW

and so I decided to change Frequency.

For the 1° Time I use Win-Test and works very very Well.
Set is the same, Ic-756 ProIII e 3Elem SteppIR.
73 de IW1QN Federico
UX5UO Print Italian Reference

iw1qn@arrl.net
iw1qn@strangeradioteam.com
iw1qn@email.it
iw1qn@yahoo.it

www.qsl.net/iw1qn
www.acehighdx.org
TeL: +39 338 7950672
 
9A1P(9A1UN)   SOSB15 HP   5,623,3762010-03-29 11:44:21
Another nice one, tnx everybody for calling in, it was a great pleasure to work
all of you. Saturday condx were down compared to the past week, started slowly
with better condx to the southern hemisphere, JA's were quite difficult to run
and only big guns had decent signals. USA opening started quite early with K1LZ
calling in already at 10z. In the same hour highlight of the day was being
called by NH6P long path. Opening to US lasted only till 17z ! Which is really
early even before sunset. Next 3 hours spent working EU backscatter and south
america.
At least this produced a good nr of mults. Band completly closed at 20z and
the day was closed with about 1100 qso.
Sunday in the morning was clear that 2nd day is going to be funny as the JA run
was really solid. All went smooth until 11z when at once bad closed to JA, and
european skip either backscatter was closed. 11 and 12z hours produced together
only 40qsos. At 12z band opened to US and run lasted still 17z as the first
day.
I was disapointed again anyway kept running europe and southamerica as the
first day. Rate was somehow decent about 70q/h and even some US managed to get
trough skew path 240deg. At 19z something unexcepted happen what boosted my
moral a lot, band at once opened again to US with great west coast signals.
In the next 2 hours I made about 330qso. Past 21z band closed complitly and I
turned off radio after 31 hours of operating time.

FT1000mp mkV + amp
6+6el yagis

73 Dave 9A1UN

I love this game!
 
VC6R(@VE6SV)   M/S HP   8,594,9162010-03-29 11:53:42
The team of three (VE6RST, VE6LDX and VE6SV) worked well. We had no hardware
failures and made the best of the propagation in our area. Our money band 15M
still has not arrived from years past and we missed the short N/S 10M opening.

The 40M band still eludes us to be able to run up the score. The European to US
eastern sea board circuit cannot be penetrated from where we are located. After
midnight local time the 40M band goes quiet and long producing a opening into
southeast Asia and VK. The JA runs are not as deep either from years past.

The midnight over the pole 20M path arrived this year and yielded us 200 plus
Russia contacts and other eastern Europe contacts.

73, VC6R
 
K1UO   SOSB80 HP   2,318,2562010-03-29 12:20:37
Since the new 160 tower seemed to work so well on 80/75 I decided to give it a
short test in the WPX. Got started almost 3 hours late because the XYL wanted
me to watch a "chick flick" with her! and after-all I was just going to try and
run a few for a while and then get some sleep.
Band onditions seemed very good and that prompted me to keep going.

The Beverages and RX4SQ were problematic at times on receive as I would not
hear stations calling from the rear direction and with an omnidirectional
transmit antenna there was a couple times I forgot to check the rear directions
when I would ask if a frequency was clear. Just took a few minutes before I
discovered the wrath and ire of a few "net" station participants.....my my the
language some "hams" use would make one blush!

Thanks to all who called in....you made it all fun.
73 Larry k1UO
 
PA6Z   M/M HP   10,893,9252010-03-29 12:30:42
Only wkd with 3 stations and 80/15m combined. Nice contest with good activity
and generally good operators. CU next year!

73 Team PA6Z
 
KGØF(WØUA)   SOSB20 HP   4,589,2882010-03-29 12:39:11
So, who says phone contests aren't fun? Wait, pretty much I do. Never mind...

K0RF station still set-up for M/M, Chuck & family leaving for Spring Break in
XE-land. How about a nice low-setup impact single-band 20? Twenty Meter phone?
Gasp! Chamber-of-horrors!

And for the most part it really was wall-to-wall splatter. But there was lots
of fun in that mess if you could find your way in! Band was loooong both days,
Saturday better than Sunday. Intense EU opening Saturday, everything coming-in
from NE. EU easier to work than Stateside, whole USA in skip-zone most of day.
Over the top to UA9 / VU both evenings, broke my VU-jinx X 6. Long-path VK's
both days. LOTS of VE's on, never heard so many VE6's and VE3's, all good ops,
too. Worked some cool DX, but the best had to be ET3AA answering my Sunday
afternoon CQ. Not to forget W3FF bicycle mobile!

OK, thanks for the QSO's, hope I was a multiplier for everyone & I'm going back
to CW now (where nobody says "88" to me after the QSO!)...

Geo W0UA
 
DL2IAN   SO(A)AB LP   628,1282010-03-29 12:57:10
First time SO2R... vy difficult...hope for CW... think i have learned a lot on
SO2R... there is enaugh space for more ...
 
OK1CLD   SOAB(TS) LP   280,6942010-03-29 13:04:58
I enjoyed the contest a lot, especially 15 meters opening to USA on Saturday
evening and working some nice QSOs on 40 meters on Sunday early in the
morning.

73! Ondra OK1CLD
 
K7IA   SOAB(TS) HP   44,8912010-03-29 13:16:25
Just installed upgraded main DSP board into K3, but I really need an upgraded
DSP in inner ear.
 
HA8JV   SOAB HP   9,549,6002010-03-29 13:17:52
wow,wath happened on this week-end?
my target was broken my personal record 7million p.(from 2002)
but i broken the hungarian record(8m.p.)and SOHP TS EU also.
it wasn in my dream, never(9.5mill. points)!
station setup: ft1000+ hmpa from HA8BE.
vertical(28mh), 4el QUAD(17mh, boom is 30ft)
beverages 160-320ml(py,usa,kl,ja,vk and africa).
thanks for all callers!!!
and see you in cw part!!!
73 pali ha8jv,hg8r
 
IT9RBW   SOSB40 HP   2,104,2162010-03-29 13:37:06
Good condiciones on band! Better on saturday,no many USA stations on
log;congratulations to yt8a for his number!

On saturday and sunday morning I cannot work on air.
A lot of noise all the time on band and so much sblatters,I beleave is a good
idea
asking on frequency before call but not everybody think about it.

To do contest and for my private engagements I didn't sleep fot 44 hours!
It was a good surprise to exceed the record of my region.

I would like made good in every contest but my setup isn't so good to do
better!

Rig Icom 756 pro 3

Ampl Home made 400 w

Ant Home made vert. 1/4 wawe

Loc. around the city!

73s all IT9RBW on of IR9Y.
 
DR2Q(DL1ALN)   SOSB80 LP   247,7232010-03-29 13:39:26
Doing mostly CW phone is not my world. Sometimes it was more than the rx of
IC-746 could handle - so there is need for K3/headset/footswitch if phone were
to become something more serious ;-)
But at least the 24m lw worked better than expected even for DX. Seemingly
biiig tubes were brought into action by some ragchewers to defend "their"
frequencies. All in all: a nice contest with no real objections to make.
 
WD8RYC   SOAB HP   54,4602010-03-29 13:43:16
Best band conditions I've seen in a long time. Even got into Korea and Japan.
Great fun. Heard a lot of TCG'ers and made contact with some. Thanks to all.
 
OU7X(@OZ5KF)   SOSB20 HP   738,7052010-03-29 14:02:01
Have only worked 6 hours in the test this year. Hope to join full time next
year.
Best 73 Kristian/ou7x/oz7x/oz5kf
 
G3YBY   SOSB80(TS) HP   254,7902010-03-29 14:15:06
Part time entry only unfortunately
 
EC7AKV   SOSB20 HP   657,3002010-03-29 14:16:09
Big time out the ham radio room, little time for contest, but i enjoy.

73's

EC7AKV Alfonso
 
ED1R(@EC1KR)   M/S HP   8,319,2042010-03-29 14:30:17
2 x FT1000MP-MKV
1 x ALPHA 91B - 1x KENWOOD TL922
10/15/20m = OPTIBEAM OB9-5
10/15/20m = HY GAIN TH5-DX
40m = VERTICAL 12m with 15 RADIALS
40m = 1 ELM ROTATIVE 40m
80m = VERTICAL 20m with 15 RADIALS
80m = DIPOLE DX ENGENERING 80m
WINTEST 4.4

The adventure began one and a half before the contest, this year we had not
planned anything, last year we were doing this contest from the island of La
Palma (ED8R) without time penalties finally decided to improvise and start from
the QTH of EC1KR in AVILA (1hour from Madrid) with easy installation (assemble a
new antennas) and a small Team of operators: EC1KR, EC4DX, EA4AOC, EA4TD and
UY7CW.

We have made great effort to get these results, as Murphy always appears at
these events and we left the station with 100w Miltiplicator Medium Contest,
which multis search has been very laborious.

The dismantling has been entertaining, contest after 48h to 02.00h in the
morning between only 3 operators and having to be at 08.00h on Monday at work.
Today we are quite tired but I think it was worth it.

To thank all colleagues and friends who have helped set up all with their
logistics and support this has been possible, in particular: URE AVILA, RADIO
CLUB HENARES, EA1AR, EA1JJ, EA1IP, EA1ASC, EC4AJS, EC4JD, EA5KM and DH1TW.

Congratulations to the rest of EA colleagues for their good results, has been
very nice and hope to hear you again ewn other occasions. Our QSL may be
requested shortly ONLINE QSL SERVICE the QSL our website:
www.radioclubhenares.org

A greeting and CU in the Next Contest.

ED1R Team – CQ WPX SSB 2010
 
W7DG   M/2 HP   2,300,4092010-03-29 14:34:48
We did a casual operation with some time off for sleep. We learned soem things
to do differently next time. Thanks to the Lower Columbia ARA, Longview, WA
for the use of the station.
 
N2MUN   SO(A)AB HP   366,6102010-03-29 14:39:02
My Beam was down so used a R6000 and a 40/80 vertical
 
VE3UTT   SO(A)AB HP   8,502,5102010-03-29 14:46:08
K3
Optibeam + 80m Dipole

One radio / one tower
 
PR7AR   SOSB20 LP   59,6052010-03-29 14:47:41
FT-920 100W
YAGI 3 ELEMENT@10M UP
N1MM SOFTWARE.
 
W6KY   SO(A)AB LP   71,1682010-03-29 14:52:52
Timeout on my N1MM bandmap set to 10 minutes.
10 Meter bandmap was full. Condx getting better!
73, Art W6KY
www.w6ky.com
 
GM4YXI   SOAB HP   6,314,7702010-03-29 15:02:30
Good things.
Another great contest
Always a pleasure to meet many regulars and new ops
Great support from newer (going by calls at least) UK operators
Occasional bits of juicy DX
Guys who do move when asked, after they land close and wipe you out. Thank
you.

Bad things.
20m yagi stuck on 190 degrees bearing
C3 at 25ft no substitute
15m utterly useless up here - no rate, no runs, no USA
QRM!
Frequency stealing
Being laughed at after politely asking two EU stations, who are regular
contesters, to move a bit after they open up within 800Hz and demolished a
usable QRG
 
KØGAS   SOAB HP   184,7102010-03-29 15:13:22
After 50+ years of hamming, I am not up to long hours any more. So settled
for part time and slept at night. Really enjoyed the shorter hours.
 
K7IDX   SOSB20 HP   12010-03-29 15:18:44
No CQing...99% DX
paper log and dupe sheet

sounded like gay calls on parade!!
 
CR6K(CT1CJJ)   SOAB HP   8,447,7152010-03-29 15:20:36
I would like to congratulate all "Big guns from Europe" for the nice results, is
really very hard from our side to compete with so much technology, and also with
operators with so much skills, I really felt very little.

Day one, First night I experienced lots of qrm and splatter in 40 meters, very
hard to make runnings with NA stations, on 80 meters, it was very difficult to
be heard, we have to improve 80 meter wires.

Day two, enjoyed nice runnings in 20 and 15 meters, and was glad to have JA's,
VK's and ZL's stations calling me early in the morning via long path, also nice
openning on 10 meter from SA and Africa.

Next year I hope to improve my skills and one little bit more the hardware,
some more WIRES, HI HI.

Congratulations to all participants.

See you around!!
 
W5MX   SOAB(TS) HP   6,321,9002010-03-29 15:29:13
I really need a voice recorder. Being a mostly cw op, just never have gotten
one. My voice is shot after doing the entire contest "manually". Good incentive
to "upgrade", even the xyl felt sorry for me sounding like a frog. Here's
another good one, of course everyone at work knows I do this "ham contesting".
Well at a meeting today, someone said something and I turned around and said "Q
R Zed". Time for a break! Seriously, it was a great contest. Good conditions
allowing for even a modest station to do well. Have a stack of tribanders here
and wire. 2 element 40 antenna out of commission right now so decided to enter
the tribander/wire category. Thanks to all for the contacts and frequency
battles, it's all part of contesting to me. 73's Bryan W5MX.
 
N6AN(@W6UE)   SOSB15 HP   11,1522010-03-29 15:40:09
Nice to work some DX on 15 meters.

73, David N6AN
 
W1TO   SOAB(TS) LP   136,2582010-03-29 16:08:23
There were some huge signals from EU on 15 and even 20. I can't wait for 10 to
come back.
 
PR7AF   SO(A)AB LP   1,3262010-03-29 17:02:14
Tnx all OM for my small log!

See you in WPX CW!

Martin - PR7AF


CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger V9.10.2
QSO: 14160 PH 2010-03-27 0022 PR7AF 59 0001 N7TT 59 0050

QSO: 14166 PH 2010-03-27 0025 PR7AF 59 0002 W7VJ 59 0051

QSO: 21211 PH 2010-03-27 1954 PR7AF 59 0003 KQ7W 59 0636

QSO: 7115 PH 2010-03-28 0129 PR7AF 59 0004 PR7AB 59 0044

QSO: 7069 PH 2010-03-28 0134 PR7AF 59 0005 OG7X 59 0869

QSO: 14160 PH 2010-03-28 0143 PR7AF 59 0006 NQ4I 59 1299

QSO: 14140 PH 2010-03-28 0144 PR7AF 59 0007 RW0CN 59 1379

QSO: 21298 PH 2010-03-28 0152 PR7AF 59 0008 KH7XS 59 3065

QSO: 28425 PH 2010-03-28 1647 PR7AF 59 0009 LT1F 59 3147

QSO: 28443 PH 2010-03-28 1648 PR7AF 59 0010 LW7H 59 0468

QSO: 28476 PH 2010-03-28 1649 PR7AF 59 0011 PY2ZXU 59 1850

QSO: 28484 PH 2010-03-28 1651 PR7AF 59 0012 IG9/I2ADN 59 0266

QSO: 28505 PH 2010-03-28 1652 PR7AF 59 0013 V5/DL5XL 59 0384

QSO: 28509 PH 2010-03-28 1654 PR7AF 59 0014 LU1ALF 59 0227

QSO: 28512 PH 2010-03-28 1655 PR7AF 59 0015 LU2UE 59 0561

QSO: 28520 PH 2010-03-28 1656 PR7AF 59 0016 PY5GA 59 1396

QSO: 28533 PH 2010-03-28 1658 PR7AF 59 0017 CX4DX 59 0768

QSO: 28548 PH 2010-03-28 1659 PR7AF 59 0018 LV6D 59 1062

QSO: 28560 PH 2010-03-28 1659 PR7AF 59 0019 PQ5B 59 3106

QSO: 28567 PH 2010-03-28 1700 PR7AF 59 0020 CE4CT 59 1222

QSO: 28400 PH 2010-03-28 1702 PR7AF 59 0021 PU2TEA 59 0098

QSO: 28429 PH 2010-03-28 1704 PR7AF 59 0022 LQ5H 59 1307

QSO: 28443 PH 2010-03-28 1706 PR7AF 59 0023 TM7F 59 2115

QSO: 28505 PH 2010-03-28 1707 PR7AF 59 0024 CR6K 59 2541

QSO: 21234 PH 2010-03-28 1709 PR7AF 59 0025 PY3DX 59 1620

QSO: 14201 PH 2010-03-28 2229 PR7AF 59 0026 ZY7C 59 2245

END-OF-LOG:
 
VE7XF   SOSB15 HP   645,8402010-03-29 17:07:12
S-6 power-line QRN most of Saturday, so not much running, but quiet during the
rain on Sunday. Reasonable openings to OC and AS on Saturday (except for JA),
but few on Sunday. The big disappointment was working only 6 EU, mostly in the
Atlantic, with the exception of two CT1 and a big (but brief) signal from 9A1P.
A few good signals from AF, and SA was well represented, with ZX5J heard from
before sunrise to after sunset!

Overall Qs - NA: 585, SA: 70, EU: 6, AF: 12, AS: 42, OC: 46

I remember working more EU in last years CW affair - we'll see what happens in
May.

Ralph, VE7XF
 
OX2A(OX3KQ)   SOAB HP   5,489,8832010-03-29 17:17:03
Good contest but BIG QRM from EU. No technical problem K3 and OM2500 just
running no cooked balun or powersplitter (homemade). Only problem was the
powerplan has a dropout, and I was call on work to stop the backup power :-)
 
AK1W(K5ZD)   SOAB HP   2,596,1792010-03-29 17:42:32
Third year in a row that business travel prevented me from enjoying full
operating time in the contest. This year I was in a hotel room in New Jersey
when the contest began. Did enjoy listening to the bands over the Internet
from an SDR in Europe.

Stopped by the NN1N multi-op on my way home. Nice to see Dave and KX9X making
a great score. They let me operate for a few minutes and told me all about how
great the conditions were on 15 meters.

Home at 2200Z and got on the air. Great activity and the low bands were good.
Tried to give the AK1 prefix to as many stations as possible.

Woke up early on Sunday morning and was disappointed that conditions were not
the best. They seemed to improve as we went through the day.

Only two 5 band QSOs: PJ2T and NQ4I

Hope everyone had as much fun as I did.

QSO/Pref by hour and band

Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm Off

2100Z - - - 34/31 - - 34/31 34/31
2200Z - - - 150/121 - 30/25 180/146 214/177
2300Z - 29/21 - 29/23 18/14 2/2 78/60 292/237
0000Z --+-- 9/5 65/49 --+-- 16/15 --+-- 90/69 382/306
0100Z - - 17/12 - - - 17/12 399/318 53
0200Z - - - - - - 0/0 399/318 60
0300Z - - - - - - 0/0 399/318 60
0400Z - - - - - - 0/0 399/318 60
0500Z 6/2 - 56/39 - - - 62/41 461/359 34
0600Z 25/10 28/9 43/21 1/1 - - 97/41 558/400
0700Z - 20/10 67/27 - - - 87/37 645/437 13
0800Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 645/437 60
0900Z - - - - - - 0/0 645/437 60
1000Z - 9/2 4/2 55/25 - - 68/29 713/466 6
1100Z - - - 138/85 - - 138/85 851/551 4
1200Z - - - - - - 0/0 851/551 60
1300Z - - - 4/3 20/4 - 24/7 875/558 45
1400Z - - - 1/1 - - 1/1 876/559 59
1500Z - - - - - - 0/0 876/559 60
1600Z --+-- --+-- --+-- 11/3 30/12 --+-- 41/15 917/574 40
1700Z - - - 13/5 10/6 - 23/11 940/585 43
1800Z - - - - - - 0/0 940/585 60
1900Z - - - 65/28 14/3 - 79/31 1019/616 6
2000Z - - - 58/25 17/9 12/6 87/40 1106/656
2100Z - - - 3/0 20/7 - 23/7 1129/663 45
2200Z - - - 34/10 19/8 - 53/18 1182/681 38
2300Z - - - 71/20 6/2 - 77/22 1259/703 25

Total: 31/12 95/47 252/150 667/381 170/80 44/33
 
K7VIT   SO(A)AB HP   276,8882010-03-29 17:51:42
ICOM IC-756 Pro2
Drake L-4
Force 12 C-4D plus 80 m. inverted vee

73 to all

Jerry
K7VIT
 
N4KG   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   30,3932010-03-29 18:25:46
I just could NOT get into this contest after 4 consecutive Weekends of
Contesting.

I set up my Logging Computer, reset the clock to WWV, tuned to 15M at 0000Z
where I heard several 6's and 7's and my body just went UGH! I turned down the
volume and worked on QSLing one of the previous contest logs for an hour and a
half.

WPX Phone? YUCK. I turned the dial briefly, for 5 to 30 minutes plus one hour
stint in 6 visits to the contest, finding mostly just the same Big Guns I
worked 3 weeks ago in the ARRL SSB DX Contest, with some Pacific and Asian
stations thrown in to spice it up a bit.

I have ZERO Interest in collecting Prefixes and find Phone Contests to be
increasingly tedious. Clearly my DXer - Contester Pendulum is stuck on the
DXer side.

At least the Weather was Nice and finding 3B9WR and S79GM on 80M CW with true
599 signals was refreshing. Hopefully I can find some helpers to repair /
replace ALL of my broken / damaged MonoBanders.

Tom N4KG
 
WØBH   SOAB HP   272,9642010-03-29 18:56:52
Thanks for the Qs!

73, Bob, w0bh
 
PU1KVA   SOSB10 QRP   6092010-03-29 18:59:13
ft817nd + wire 28MHz delta loop
 
L21D(LU9ESD)   SOAB(TS) HP   4,555,5042010-03-29 19:05:35
Yaesu FT-920
3 ele. TB @ 36 mtr. and 6 ele. TB @ 11 mtr.
Sloopers for 40 and 80.
Dipole for 160
Power: 500/600 Watts from a Cubic 1500ZA.

First time SO on WPX... Funny Contest!!
Strange conditions on 20... Signals are strong from NA, but weak from EU.

40 meters are good, but imposible to find a clear freq. With slooper and 500 W
was so difficult...

15 Meter was awesome... all day... big signals...

Good moments on 10...

The previous day I test the tribander and high tower and the noise was strong!
S3-S4 on each band... We decided to put a 6 elements on a little telescopic
tower @11 mtr above the ground... This one work MUCH better for Europe and
Asia/Pacific...
The higger antenna work better to North America.

Now I decide to put a 4 elements tribander like a KT-34 on a high tower... the
6 element are really big to this windy area...

I have really fun, thanks a lot to put the antennas to this "increased" south
america in the last times...

Manu LU9ESD.
LU Contest Group

L21D: Antenna Farm of Bahia Blanca DX Group.
 
W4EE   SO(A)AB LP   258,1282010-03-29 19:21:19
G5RV
TS-440S
Tnx for the Qs
73, Jim
 
VE7WEB   SOAB LP   74,1682010-03-29 19:39:21
Another fun contest. Thanks for the contacts!
 
N4DXI   SO(A)AB HP   110,9602010-03-29 19:46:51
Orion 2 back from Tentec and working flawlessly, PC disc drive repaired and
N3FJP contest software reloaded successfully, A3S Tribander and 160 M Windom up
and running. Had to QRT Sunday because of Lightning Storm. All S & P.
 
WA6WPG   SOSB80 LP   44,6342010-03-29 20:00:41
Conditions were very good on 80 meters. Always a thrill to work EUROPE and
AFRICA from the WEST COAST with low power on 80. Big thrill was getting CN2R on
the first call. Thanks to all I worked and for your patience.
 
ZX5J(PP5JR)   SOSB15 HP   17,653,1812010-03-29 20:25:34
wonderful contest.
i apreciate so much worked five stations from vk6 land, like i pile up hihi.
thank you to all for qso´s
best 73

sergio pp5jr
 
VX7CC(VE7CC)   SOAB HP   8,829,7922010-03-29 20:33:04
First time as SOAB in this contest in a very long time. Great fun.

If only 10 and 15 had opened the way they could have! Too far north and west.
Good openings on 20 but so little room. Temporary European antenna on 20 is a
short 3 ele at 40 feet fed with 1000 feet of LDF4 Heliax. This is a
replacement for the stacked 20s which were destroyed when the 120 ft tower fell
down in November. Worked 603 Europeans with this antenna. Worked no Europeans
on 15. I looked, but they were not there. Worked about 250 JAs total for all
bands. Also worked about 1700 USA stations.

Biggest surprise of contest was being called by ST2NH and getting #1 from him.

See you in the CW section.

Lee
 
W7JDE   SOAB LP   18,6182010-03-29 20:48:58
The opening on 10 meters was nice. It really pumped up the mults.
 
W4QN   SOSB15 HP   883,0182010-03-29 21:11:18
Surprised at how late 15 was open
to SE Asia - YB, XV, BY, BV, VR2, etc.
Biggest surprise was being called by V55X, Late Sunday
 
W7CAR   SOAB HP   123,2702010-03-29 21:59:43
Was fun & Tripled last years efforts.
 
NK7U   M/2 HP   13,484,5202010-03-29 22:13:19
What a great weekend. First, I'd like to thank Rusty, W6OAT for including my
station in the NCCC M2 shootout. Next, I'd want to thank K7ZSD, K7ZS, W7ZB and
K9JF for making the 300 mile drive to Baker City from Portland to help me
compete in the M2 shootout. They all usually help Brad, K7ZSD compete against
us in the M2 category in most contests. W7ZRC only had to drive 100 miles to
get here, but that's living in the west.
We had a great time contesting together, drinking a lot of good scotch and
telling a lot of good stories.
Even though we tripled our previous best M2 effort in this contest, we all
felt we could have done so much more if the propagation had been just a little
better. We started the contest on 15m & 20m. While 20m was it's normal insane
crowded self, 15m really let us down. We ended up with only 74 Q's on 15m
before the band died for the night, a real let down for us compared to what the
stations south of us did on that band the first night.
40m meters was the other band that was again a big let down for us, especially
the second night. It was so bad the second night that I was worried Brad, K7ZSD
was going to pack up and head home in the middle of the night. He said the
first night was good, but the second night was intolerably slow. From 2am til
7am Saturday night, he made a grand total of 59 Q's in 5 hours and that's with
a 4el 40m beam at 150'.
Looking at the percentage of stations worked on the different continents
really tells the whole story for us in this contest. We normally always work
far more Asian stations than EU stations in these type of contests. In this
contest, 16% of our contacts were into EU and only 15% of our total contacts
were into Asia. That has to be by far the worst ratio we've ever had. Almost
60% of our contacts were with North America. While we appreciated every
contact, all those 1 point contacts don't help the score as much as the 3 & 6
pointers.
Hope we can do this type of joint effort again soon, I had a great time.
Thanks to everyone for all the Q's and we'll look for you in the next contest.

73's Joe
 
VK8PDX   SOAB(R) LP   646,3282010-03-29 23:22:51
This was only my second WPX SSB contest and after my first year score of only
48312 points, I am really happy with this year’s effort. I know my score
isn’t earth shattering, but at least I improved a lot from last year’s
station set up. I hope with more antenna improvements, especially on 40m and
10m, that I might go a lot better next year.

The low lights of the event:

• Non-existent propagation to Europe on 20m on the short path on the second
evening – this path is normally reliable for me and a real winner. The night
before was pretty good.
• Poor propagation from here to USA on 20m. Only made 13 Q’s long path in
the morning and 15 Q’s short path in the early afternoon.
• Poor propagation from here to Europe on 15m – that was a big surprise.
• Average propagation from here to North America on 15m on the second and
third morning
• Only being able to make a handful of QSOs into Europe both mornings on 40m


The highlights of the event:

•Great propagation from here to North America on 15m on the first morning
•Nice runs into Asia on 15m in between search and pouncing for North America
•Spectacular long path signals from Europe on 20m on the second afternoon
that ran very very late into the early evening.
•Great little run on 10m into JA with lots of new multipliers
•Exciting to see 10m open up to Europe on the second evening where I had
could have a brief run for 30 minutes and make 20 Q’s. During which time I
was called by a station in Benin – amazing!!

I really did have a great time during this event. With low power, I spent
probably 85% of my time search and pouncing. I managed to operate the whole 36
hours. I did start losing motivation and get really tired on the Sunday morning
around 0100 UTC. At that time the band closed to North America early on 15m, I
couldn’t get any runs into Asia/Pacific on 20m or 15m and so in desperation I
checked out 10m. There were only two JA’s on the band, so I gave a few CQ’s
and then spent the next hour working 42 stations in Asia. For most of the
contest I could keep a rate of 20 QSO’s per hour going. This only dropped off
to 17/hour on the Sunday evening when I had no propagation to Europe on 20m
short path and I couldn’t find any new North Americans on 40m. I’m kicking
myself I didn’t visit 10m an hour earlier on the Sunday night, I reckon I
might have had a lot more Europeans in the log. Just goes to show I need to
check 10m a lot more. But I’m glad for the 20 Europeans I grabbed in my 30
minutes of fun there.

Anyway, with these big contests I learn more about techniques, improving my
operation style and understanding how to improve my score. So it’s just a
matter of improving my antenna’s before my next big international contest,
which will probably be the IARU World Championships in July.

I tried to give VK8 to as many people as possible. After 614 Q's in 2010, I
hope to give out VK8 to over 1000 Q's next year!!
 
K5ER   SOAB HP   1,218,8882010-03-29 23:29:29
WPX is one of my favorite contests. Many thanks to Randy and all the team for
the work on the rules, web site, scores database, and all the behind the scenes
work that goes into making it more enjoyable for all the participants.

While doing some tree cutting in the fall, the unfortunate happened and I lost
a tower and a couple of intermediate length tri-banders. I still had a good
tri-bander and 2el-40 up, but without the ability to instantly switch
direction, I didn't expect to come near my previous score.

From the upper gulf south, I can run a decent rate for a small station, but
find it difficult to sustain a high rate for an extended time. Having only half
the aluminum up, the Q's just weren't going in the log as fast as I would have
hoped. During a scheduled off time, I checked my email and had a message from
friend and cross town rival, (and fellow Louisiana Contest Club member) Scott,
W5WZ. It was one of those "I'm ahead and you can't catch me" kind of things
that only a friend would do. Apparently it was just what I needed. In the end,
he did out point me, with his complete stacked antenna station and more
agressive style, but I was able to close the gap by several hundred Q's, making
about 46% of my total during the 2nd day.

The extra push was enough to top my previous high score! Also had several high
points, including PJ2T calling me on my run freq, and the fact that 4 previous
non-contesters from my home town got on and made Q's, in part from contest club
members talking up the fun of contesting. Go Louisiana Contest Club!

Oh, don't feel bad about the lost tower. With the tree and Rohn 25 out of the
way. a new taller Rohn 55, fully loaded with stacked aluminum is already in the
works. Maybe next year, I'll be the one to send the "guess who's ahead?" email.

Thanks everyone for the Q's and fun!

73,
Mark, K5ER


Louisiana Contest Club
N5LCC.com
 
S57DX   SOSB40 LP   2,328,1922010-03-29 23:30:55
LOW POWER THIS TIME - 100W, 4 EL KLM YAGI AT 30M.
THIS ONE WAS HARD. THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM WAS HOW TO FIND FREE FRQ FOR CQING
AND AFTER THAT HOW TO KEEP FRQ FREE FROM HP STATIONS. MANY HP STATIONS THEFT
FRQ FROM ME BUT I THINK THIS IS NORMAL WHEN YOU ARE LP.
VERY GOOD CONDITIONS! AT NIGHT I HAVE FEW SMALL USA PILE UPS AND ALSO ON LATE
AFTERNOONS FROM JAPAN.
IT WAS HARD BUT I ENJOY IT VERY MUCH.
73
SLAVKO S57DX
 
S55T(S55OO)   SOSB20 HP   5,128,3922010-03-30 01:29:49
Biggest thanks to S57AL and his family for having me whole weekend at their
home. UFB support!!!
Regular thanks for QSO and another thanks for all the DUPES. :)
Smallest thanks to QRMers who made me find better QRG.

QRT 5min because of electricity failure.

STATS:
Band Total 2010-03-27 2010-03-28
14 2485 1501 984
Total 2485 1501 984

DXCC stats:

G 122
K 1155
JA 51 only
VE 104
VK 42
ZL 17



73,
Goran ANDRIC, S55OO
 
OL4A(@OK1RF/OK1RI)   M/2 HP   35,190,8502010-03-30 02:27:21
Third very satisfying M/2 operation from OK1RI/OK1RF station. The party starts
to stabilize, OM5AW could not come but OK1DO came so a good number (5) ops were
present and we all had a great time !
Everything worked just fine - no Murphy visits !
Just late during the contest we realized how good the propagation really was,
how long into the night 20m was open, etc. Amazing was we could work USA on 10m
!!! We made only one contact just for the thrill of it, it did not made any
sense in M/2 operation to try with more, but we could hear at least 15 Ws,
maybe the maximum is on the way !
Congratulation to all the guys who finally broke my 10 years old SO/AB EU
record, I was not around (well as SO) this year to try once more. The
propagation was of course far away from what we had in the memorable year 2000,
but since the prefixes are popping up like crazy, the final scores are improving
too. As I believe most of the EU records will fall this year.

Thanks for a QSO and finally as always some data:
160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL %
AF 1 7 6 23 38 8 83 1.1
AS 3 29 112 222 426 37 829 11.3
EU 152 997 926 747 280 33 3135 42.7
NA 4 282 853 1251 522 1 2913 39.7
OC 37 96 41 7 181 2.5
SA 2 13 23 34 83 4 204 2.8
Some interesting amounts of QSOs with a country:
BY 64 WOW !!!
VK 76 GOOD
VU 20 would you believe there is so many active ?
YB 39
F 67 where were you ?!?!?
JA 321 ONLY ! I believe it is not far away we will work more of the BYs than
JAs.

Hope to meat you once more in some next contest.

73 !
Jiri
OK1RI
 
RA9AE   SOSB15 HP   1,455,0722010-03-30 03:00:53
FT-857, PA 500 watts, 4 ele Quad
 
OK4U(OK1DIG)   SO(A)AB HP   9,734,7642010-03-30 03:17:44
Great contest, the goals set were all accomplished, 3k QSOs and 1k MULTs.
Congrats to OE3K and others for outstanding results.
Thanks to all for calling.

73's Daniel "OKAY FOR YOU" ( OK1DIG )
 
S5ØG(S57AW)   SOSB15 HP   3,280,0142010-03-30 04:04:35
I have to agree with Matija, S53MM ... My best rate was at the end of the
contest - last 2 hours. Unexpected late opening to USA between 19.00 and 21.00
GMT on Sunday evening just when the band was already closed brought another 180
QSO, mainly US.

QSO %
OC 30 1.9
AS 416 25.7
EU 366 22.6
AF 39 2.4
SA 113 7.0
NA 657 40.5

FT-1000MP + Amp
4 el delta loop @15 & 20m

Congrats to Dave, 9A1P for a really great score...

Thanks for calling & CU in CW part,

Robert, S57AW
 
TM77M(F5MUX)   SOSB20 HP   8,577,1242010-03-30 04:41:21
Hi guy,

after a nice week-end at home on QRP during the last ARRL CW contest, it's a
great pleasure to come back in the High Power category at F6KHM-TM6M
SuperStation. I like also played "DJ" operator ;-)

Claimed score is just 600 K above the previous EU record who was achieved in
2000 by DJ7AA.

Big thanks to my friends at F6KHM without whom this would have been possible.
http://electrans.brest.free.fr/TM6M/wp-content/2009/10/BeverageKHM.jpg

See you maybe during the CW party.

Best regards,
Lee F5MUX
TM77M "DJ" @ F6KHM

http://f5mux.over-blog.com/

Contest : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign : TM77M @ F6KHM
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : Single band (SB) 20 m
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... :
Locator :
Operating time : 35h22

BAND QSO DUP PFX POINTS AVG
-----------------------------------
160 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 0 0 0 0 0.00
40 0 0 0 0 0.00
20 3392 52 1061 8084 2.38
15 0 0 0 0 0.00
10 0 0 0 0 0.00
-----------------------------------
TOTAL 3392 52 1061 8084 2.38
===================================
TOTAL SCORE : 8 577 124

Les doubles ne sont pas inclus dans le comptage des QSO ni dans les calculs de
moyennes

Operator : F5MUX
Soapbox : TS-850 + PA "F5TTU" + 6el 20m @ 26m, KT36XA @ 12m + 3 bev.


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IQ1RY   M/S HP   9,834,4402010-03-30 05:55:36
A big thank you to the whole group of operators, who for many hours and some for
a few minutes alternated at the helm of our club station IQ1RY.
The result was a lot of fun and a good reason for everyone to learn something.

The next, Flavio IK1SPR

Setup: Ant 16-3 10/15/20 @ 27m
2 el 40m @ 30m
80m dipole inv vee
160m dipole inv vee
vertical RV4 mosley

IC756Pro III x2; PA - ACOM2000A , RAKE 174

SOFTWARE used: QARTEST 2.5.3 - (good and freeware)

more info on www.aribra.it
 
PQ5B(@PP5CFS)   M/S HP   14,780,4022010-03-30 06:10:06
Great test, good prop.

PQ5B Team
 
IZ3NVR   SOAB(TS) QRP   52,2002010-03-30 07:09:27
Nice contest as usual, very little time to take part as I was involved in other
activity this weekend. With more time I could have more fun but I enjoyed it
and improved my last year score.

Let's see if the ranking place will be fine...

Cu next contest
IZ3NVR Stefano
http://digilander.libero.it/iz3nvr
 
OG4T(OH4MFA)   SOSB160 HP   41,9252010-03-30 08:23:34
Thank you for contacts! See you in WPX CW.

73 Jukka OG4T / OH4MFA
 
T7ØA(IZ7KHR)   SOSB80 LP   1,071,5042010-03-30 08:43:57
I have not a good experience about 80mts.
I made some strategic errors due to few hours of sleep. But it was a wonderful

SOAPBOX: contest, the setup was perfect: a full size 1/4 vertical for TX, 3
directional beverages (one for N-E dir., one for W-E dir., one for S dir.) for
RX, my FT-950. I have heard beautiful signals, in particular from USA during
the morning
SOAPBOX: daylights. I have made just few QSOs during the morning and first
afternoon with Italian and German, I hoped better. Despite the excellent path
to Asia,I was not able to log any JA. It was a pity.
 
PJ2/OH1VR   SOSB15 LP   3,805,4392010-03-30 09:01:53
Station: Elecraft K3 100W
Antenna: TH5

I would like to thank VERONA for the use of their club facility.
Great contest. Thank you for q's!

Seppo OH1VR
 
PR2B(PY2LSM)   SOSB20 HP   5,335,7702010-03-30 09:22:03
First time in a contest SOSB 20 meters!!! more an excelente time on PP5JR
station...Sergio thank you very much for opportunity and friendship.

Thanks for all qso´s, 73.

Alan PY2LSM / PR2B
 
TMØT(F/TU5KG)   SOSB40 HP   5,157,8942010-03-30 09:27:57
Hi guy,

Once again the WPX is an news eperience for my. Limited a 100 khz but is the
games.
Thank for ask my call.

See you soon !!

Gildas

F/TU5KG
 
K5IID   SO(A)AB(TS) LP   57,7512010-03-30 09:38:33
Well, The quad still isn't up, but one of these days!
Just played as I had time. Finally have a real ham shack dedicated solely to
me and my hobby. Just got the radio and antennas hooked up an hour before the
contest started. These days I just prefer CW...funny since I swore never to do
CW again after I got my General...53 years ago... Hi.
 
VK2DXI/6   SOSB160 HP   602010-03-30 09:43:46
I have decided to go mono band this year as I did not want to spend full 36h
in this contest.
I decided to go "easy".

I looked at 160m as a prime band. :-)
No one ever operated 160m only, in WPX SSB contest before
I knew it could get very boring and I did not expect much activity there at
all.
I thought it would be nice to operate some other bands during "non peak
hours" .

Contest rules say:
"A different call sign must be used for each entry".

I decided to activate my other VK calls as well.
I am sure a few people got confused due to the similarity of my calls, hi.

My results are as follows:

160m HP VK2DXI/6 10 QSO 15 points Pfx 4 Total 60 points

80m HP VK6DXI 40 QSO 149 points 31 Pfx Total score 4619

10m HP VK3DXI/6 178 QSO 526 points 133 Pfx 69,958

I have done some activity on other bands under VK3DXI/6 (run out of
callsigns) but this log will be only as a check log.

It was confusing at times for me as I had to watch which call I was using
on which band.
A small slip up occurred. When I heard first USA station on SSB on 160m
and I called him as a VK6DXI, not VK2DXI/6.
I was so excited to hear and work USA SSB on 160m for the first time ever
from VK6, that I forgot which of my calls I should use.
I realized my mistake only later on.
He will get points and I will send VK6DXI 160m contact only as a check log.

Well it was a contest with a difference for me and fun.
160 and 80m bands can be frustrating from VK6 but at the same time
challenging.

Some great signals were recorded on 160 and 80m during this test and I will
post some of them on u-tube. You can check this in few days time.

73 and cu in the contest
Mirek
VK2DXI VK3DXI VK6DXI
 
VK6DXI   SOSB80 HP   4,6192010-03-30 09:45:32
I have decided to go mono band this year as I did not want to spend full 36h
in this contest.
I decided to go "easy".

I looked at 160m as a prime band. :-)
No one ever operated 160m only, in WPX SSB contest before
I knew it could get very boring and I did not expect much activity there at
all.
I thought it would be nice to operate some other bands during "non peak
hours" .

Contest rules say:
"A different call sign must be used for each entry".

I decided to activate my other VK calls as well.
I am sure a few people got confused due to the similarity of my calls, hi.

My results are as follows:

160m HP VK2DXI/6 10 QSO 15 points Pfx 4 Total 60 points

80m HP VK6DXI 40 QSO 149 points 31 Pfx Total score 4619

10m HP VK3DXI/6 178 QSO 526 points 133 Pfx 69,958

I have done some activity on other bands under VK3DXI/6 (run out of
callsigns) but this log will be only as a check log.

It was confusing at times for me as I had to watch which call I was using
on which band.
A small slip up occurred. When I heard first USA station on SSB on 160m
and I called him as a VK6DXI, not VK2DXI/6.
I was so excited to hear and work USA SSB on 160m for the first time ever
from VK6, that I forgot which of my calls I should use.
I realized my mistake only later on.
He will get points and I will send VK6DXI 160m contact only as a check log.

Well it was a contest with a difference for me and fun.
160 and 80m bands can be frustrating from VK6 but at the same time
challenging.

Some great signals were recorded on 160 and 80m during this test and I will
post some of them on u-tube. You can check this in few days time.

73 and cu in the contest
Mirek
VK2DXI VK3DXI VK6DXI
 
VK3DXI/6   SOSB10 HP   69,9582010-03-30 09:47:11
I have decided to go mono band this year as I did not want to spend full 36h
in this contest.
I decided to go "easy".

I looked at 160m as a prime band. :-)
No one ever operated 160m only, in WPX SSB contest before
I knew it could get very boring and I did not expect much activity there at
all.
I thought it would be nice to operate some other bands during "non peak
hours" .

Contest rules say:
"A different call sign must be used for each entry".

I decided to activate my other VK calls as well.
I am sure a few people got confused due to the similarity of my calls, hi.

My results are as follows:

160m HP VK2DXI/6 10 QSO 15 points Pfx 4 Total 60 points

80m HP VK6DXI 40 QSO 149 points 31 Pfx Total score 4619

10m HP VK3DXI/6 178 QSO 526 points 133 Pfx 69,958

I have done some activity on other bands under VK3DXI/6 (run out of
callsigns) but this log will be only as a check log.

It was confusing at times for me as I had to watch which call I was using
on which band.
A small slip up occurred. When I heard first USA station on SSB on 160m
and I called him as a VK6DXI, not VK2DXI/6.
I was so excited to hear and work USA SSB on 160m for the first time ever
from VK6, that I forgot which of my calls I should use.
I realized my mistake only later on.
He will get points and I will send VK6DXI 160m contact only as a check log.

Well it was a contest with a difference for me and fun.
160 and 80m bands can be frustrating from VK6 but at the same time
challenging.

Some great signals were recorded on 160 and 80m during this test and I will
post some of them on u-tube. You can check this in few days time.

73 and cu in the contest
Mirek
VK2DXI VK3DXI VK6DXI
 
EC2DX   SO(A)SB15 HP   2,118,9742010-03-30 10:49:54
Hello:
Good conditions on saturday during all the day, not the same luck on sunday
whit only 200QSO´s during the first 8 hours of the day and most of them whit
AS or OC. Not conditions whit near EU during all the weekend.
I have to leave the contest at 18:00UTC of sunday.
Thanks to all for your calls.
Imanol
EC2DX
 
N5AW   SOAB LP   224,1802010-03-30 11:12:27
Just for fun - too much else going on for a full time effort and phone is not my
favorite mode either. Good activity level - especially from South and Central
America compared to other contests. Conditions seemed much better the short
time I was on Saturday compared to Sunday. Worked only a handfull of US
stations - mostly S&P but had nice little run to SA/CA on ten Sunday afternoon.
Wish all 48 hour contests had the 36 hour single op limit like this one!
 
LW3EWZ   SOSB40 HP   9,0242010-03-30 11:41:45
few hrs health problem
 
OE2S(OE2VEL)   SO(A)AB HP   7,052,2762010-03-30 11:51:02
Why did you change the M/S-rules (no more fun). Had to do SOA and found out
severe problems of our station (we never had all antennas on the same radio for
years, so no direct comparison was made). Enjoyed the pile-up on 20m on sunday
evening and the nice openings to asia on 15m. Congrats to Ivan, OE3K, for his
great score.
 
WO8CC(@N8NR)   M/S HP   3,230,2752010-03-30 12:33:30
Great 20M on the first night - lots of JAs UA0s, UA9s, etc. Flaky but fun on
15M - could actually hear the MUF rise and fall through the band on Sunday.
Stacks would have helped, but not ready to put up them up in the cold.

Lost 4 hours of prime time on Saturday repairing the old L4's band switch and
T/R relay. The input wafers had got out of synch with the output wafers. Lots
of SWR and no drive.

Refrained from running on 20M until late Sunday when we decided that we had to
shoe-horn in somewhere on the band to make some Qs. CW is ever-so-much easier.
 
WC5T(@W5KFT)   M/S HP   3,794,6482010-03-30 12:46:16
The high bands are coming back! We worked 35 CQ zones on 15M. What a treat to
find 15 full of EU each morning, and a nice batch of JAs in the afternoon.
This went a long way to dulling the pain of SSB for Chris and me, who are
pretty hard core CW bigots. :-)
 
VG7G(@VE7SCC)   M/M HP   5,173,1902010-03-30 13:52:10
Once again this contest proved to be a lot of fun with activity on all
bands, surprisingly even on 10m. The Coquitlam and Surrey Amateur
radio clubs collaborated to use the special events call VG7G
commemorating the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
The contest was primarily run EMCOMM style using generators and
portable towers with 3 high power stations on the air using 2 yagis
an R8 and a variety of wire antennas. The event was also used as an
opportunity to introduce a number of newcomers to contesting including
some teens and "not so teens". Copious quantities of steak were
sacrificed to the BBQ gods on Friday and Saturday night with tons
of junk food consumed in between! A good time was had by all!
Many thanks to Icom Canada for the loan of a nice new IC7700 for the
event.
 
TM1W(F1HAR)   SOSB20 HP   6,072,3002010-03-30 14:09:25
Comments:

Congrats to Laurent F5MUX for his wonderful score from F6KHM.
Thanks for the calls.
CU next year.
73's
Marc F1HAR.


Contest : CQ World Wide WPX Contest
Callsign : TM1W
Mode : PHONE
Category : Single Operator (SO)
Overlay : ---
Band(s) : Single band (SB) 20 m
Class : High Power (HP)
Zone/State/... :
Locator : IN88AI
Operating time : 35h44

BAND QSO DUP PFX POINTS AVG
-----------------------------------
160 0 0 0 0 0.00
80 0 0 0 0 0.00
40 0 0 0 0 0.00
20 2705 79 975 6228 2.30
15 0 0 0 0 0.00
10 0 0 0 0 0.00
-----------------------------------
TOTAL 2705 79 975 6228 2.30
===================================
TOTAL SCORE : 6 072 300

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E7/S56AA   SOAB(R) HP   2,450,3722010-03-30 14:41:34
...
RIG: IC 775DSP,AL-1500;
ANT: 40/20/15/10 L-dipol at 5 meters,
horizontal delta loop for 80 at 6 meters - also used on 160.
...

My father, S56M promised me, that during our visit to my grand parents in
Bosnia, we will try to do couple of QSO's, like M/S or something. Well, the
best choice than was my work as AB/ROOKIE, after my father receded on
hospitality of relatives and, of course, specialties of my grandmother's
kitchen.

What to say... Crowded bands, big QRN due to 110 kV transmission line, which
runs just 50 meters from the grandfathers house, and more noise because of
vertical polarization of dipoles (comforting the father). Therefore, and due to
inexperience, sorry to everyone, I did not know and I couldn't recieve their
callsigns and messages.
And yet, combination E7/S56... was something very hard to copy (and send).

Thank you for your patience and to all friends, who called me.

73 de Vito, S56AA, 14 years
 
VX6AO   M/S HP   3,653,9582010-03-30 14:46:11
Wild at times and surprised by the activity in the last hours, worked over 100
stations per hour on 20m

Nice to work some of the rarer DXCC countries in the melee of high power
CQers.

Thanks for all the contacts.

Chris, mike, Dave, Marten, Gary and Vitaly
 
KI7M   SO(A)SB20 HP   1,705,2202010-03-30 15:01:59
Friday night...WOW! Over 120 contacts first hour. Saturday did well and ended up
with 1M point by end of night. Sunday...WHAT'S WRONG, CAN'T GET NO STRINGS
GOING! Alot of work finally got to 1.7M point's, Personal Best as I recall on
any contest. Would have reached 2M if only could get some good stings going to
Europe and Japan! 1500 watts, 3 ele Steppir at 58', FT-1000MP and can't even
get strings of stateside going???? The old rules apply, work em' while you can
and don't count on propagation to last. Terry, KI7M
 
AA6K   SOAB LP   472,7972010-03-30 15:18:00
Working Conditions:
IC-756PII
3 el SteppIr with 30/40 add-on
Inverted Vee for 80 & 160.
 
PY2SEX   SO(A)AB LP   3,955,3522010-03-30 16:37:13
Hell yeah... We were surprised again... hihihi
This weekend was awesome.. I have changed my TRI-BAND balun early in the
morning, Configured the PC and The voice keyer on N1MM. I really loved use this
thing, no more screaming all the time, 10 litters of Water drank and no beers
until the contests ends, that was the cause to loose so much stations. hihihi.
Murphy keep trying to get me off from contest but I don't let him do that this
time, Neighbor text me about TVI, internetI damn 100w again. So, turning to 85w
like ARRL. I decide to try 10m to remember the old times, but after contests
begins and a short opening to NA, nothing more to do on 10m, So I went to 15m
and 20m just to listening and those bands were completely full! So I decide to
go sleep and keep trying 10m only. Nothing in the morning so I decide try some
15m, I can't keep my mouth shut. I really enjoy it, non stop QSOs and pretty
good propagation. Keep on it until 10m back with some propagation, so at first
day I just work on 10 and 15m, nothing else, after a meal, I've backed and
started some 20m, but in vain... Europe point to NA and vice-verse. Nobody
could hear me and I always blamed 40m about Low Power suffering and this time
was a big surprise when I could make so much QSOs and some mults, already
morning and Philippine's stations put 20db over nine here on 20m, time to go to
bed. Murphy turned my clock alarm off (someone must be blamed) and woke up
late.
Keeping focus on 10m and 15m, sometimes 20m, but 20m was a P.I.T.A.

My goal was Get over my best result in 1999 when I was just a rookie (PQ1S).
But no chances.. Propagation was not so good like that time.
Thanks to all to be in my log and for all jokes on the air, everybody loves my
Call sign! At least some HAMs had py2SEX in the contest. :D

The LOG already uploaded to LoTW, just 5 minutes after Contest :D

C ya In the WPX CW.

RIG.

YAESU FT-950 (85w - 100w)
Ant. 7 El. 10x15x20m Tri-band(PP5UA)
Ant2 2 El. yagi (PP5UA)
N1MM + Signalink USB

PY2SEX - ALEX
py2sex@gmail.com
MSN py2sex@live.com


PY2SEX Max Rates:

2010-03-27 2248Z - 5.0 per minute (1 minute(s)), 300 per hour by PY2SEX
2010-03-27 2255Z - 3.1 per minute (10 minute(s)), 186 per hour by PY2SEX
2010-03-27 2336Z - 2.4 per minute (60 minute(s)), 145 per hour by PY2SEX
 
KØRH   SOAB HP   3,128,7822010-03-30 16:46:31
My best ever WPX...Good to work my Europe friends...not many JA...thanks for the
Q's....Jim
 
WB8JUI   SOAB LP   175,2162010-03-30 16:51:32
It's definitely a jungle out there when running LP and verticals on SSB...

Thanks to all who were able to pull me out of the low band static, and 20 meter
splatter.

73 - Rick WB8JUI
 
WR3Z(@N3OC)   M/S HP   10,660,1202010-03-30 17:10:40
Thanks again to Brian N3OC for the use of his station for WPX. With our
interpretation of the Multi-One category, we ran this contest using only 1
transmitter rather than using 2 radios and stopping a run to grab mults with a
second radio. "One transmitter"? "One transmitted signal permitted?"

Like many others, we were very pleased with our effort overall and loved the
openings we could take advantage of on 15M. Agree that 40M is now a real zoo
with simplex a rarity, so grabbing a frequency early AND HOLDING IT is even
more important now. Just like 20M. Fortunately, at N3OC we get out very well
on 20 and 40. On Saturday (whether good strategy or not) we ran on 21431 for
4.5 hours and 14165 for nearly 7 hours. On Sunday it was 7198 for 2.5 hours
and 14160 for 3 hours.

Biggest thrill for me was Saturday evening in the 00 hour having 3 E21/HS and
BA come back during our Asia run, all with S7-S9+ signals.

Congrats to all with the huge scores both in the US and abroad. Should be on
again for WPX CW in May.

73,
Barry WR3Z
 
WA6ST   SOAB HP   194,3042010-03-30 17:29:36
Murphy made it interesting. First the antenna mast wouldn't go up, motor just
hummed, so several hours were spend with 4-band yagi (40-10, only ant) at 22
feet. Tried again and this time it went up to its intended 71 feet. Good. But
then IC-7600 decided not to operate on 40, so spent some time swapping out
756-Pro -- which worked but wouldn't record a cq-contest message, discouraging
running. So (intending to go to 20 and 15 for a time anyway) swapped back the
7600, which for some reason now agreed to work on 40. Then the rotator control
decided to stop showing which way the ant was pointed (holding down the control
and then running outside -- several hundred feet to where I could see the ant
through the trees -- showed that it WAS turning, but given that I couldn't
tell where it was pointed I just left it at more or less 60 degrees - didn't
seem to matter all that much; worked a VK and DU off the back of the beam). A
few other lesser glitches, but even so a lot of fun. Several good (for me)
runs more than made up for some periods where nobody heard me. And
17 10-meter Qs were my first on that band in a couple of years; probably should
have gone up there sooner. Overall, pretty good show.
 
PY4ZO   SOAB QRP   14,3992010-03-30 18:18:34
FT-817ND 4,5w
TRIBAND ROTARY DIPOLE
 
WM5R   SOAB LP   1,2182010-03-30 19:32:48
I couldn't find a station to do a serious guest-op from, so I
spent the weekend at an orienteering meet in Wise County instead.
I took my Elecraft K2 and KAT100 with me, and operated some from
the hotel using a 20' long random wire antenna. 15 meters worked a
lot better than 20 meters, and I couldn't get anyone on 40 meters
to hear me at all. I never heard a station on 20 meters. My best
DX was Hawaii, followed by the Galapagos Islands. Only two
stations answered my CQs. On Saturday night, conditions on 20
meters were awesome - I had solid copy on stations in Tomsk, Siberia
and Kazakhstan with my tiny wire, but of course they couldn't hear me.

160 80 40 20 15 10 ALL
--- -- -- -- -- -- ---
USA calls = 0 0 0 4 19 0 23
VE calls = 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
N.A. calls = 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
S.A. calls = 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Euro calls = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Afrc calls = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Asia calls = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JA calls = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ocen calls = 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

Total calls = 0 0 0 6 25 0 31
 
LS1D   M/S HP   6,611,5702010-03-30 20:43:54
Thanks for all the contacts. The team is very happy to be back in the air after
6 months of inactivity. See you all in CQ WPX CW in the end of May.

73 Team LS1D
http://www.sixstars.com.ar
 
P4ØV(@P49V)   M/S HP   25,151,6102010-03-30 21:03:58
Hello, All,

As always, WPX is my favorite contest. It was nice to see the bands in such
good condition, but extremely hard to find a frequency, and more QRM than I can
remember for a while. Guess I'm getting used to a narrower filter. Hi,hi.

I want to thank all the folks who took the time to call us. It was fun working
with Jean-Pierre,P43A, and my old VHF buddy, Russ,K6KLY, as they worked their
tails off to make the station play well.

Our hats are off to the Italian chaps who kicked our butts from Morocco.

If hell doesn't freeze over and the creek doesn't rise, I should be on as ZX5J
for WPX CW 15 SB. CU contest. 73 Carl
 
S5ØA   SOAB HP   10,142,0162010-03-30 23:29:41
Bands overcrowded, no real runs but score higher than expected with low qso
number

73, Tine Brajnik S50A
 
CQ3L(DF7ZS)   SO(A)AB HP   18,233,0002010-03-31 00:57:53
Hi There!

Thanks to Walter DJ6QT who let me use his Station in Madeira and all the
callers for CQ3L!

Sorry for all the folks i could not copy. I stayed most of the time on 15m to
really drill down into the pileup. 20m was so heavy QRM that I always felt I
missed half of the callers. (sorry)

This is my third WPX phone effort from here ... and it was FUN!!!

73

Helmut DF7ZS aka CQ3L

www.df7zs.de
 
DF1LON(@DL2OBO)   SO(A)AB HP   3,470,2022010-03-31 01:07:56
FT1000MP+PA
OB 17-4 (40m-10)
80m 4 Square (and low Dipol for EU on Sunday evening)
160m Inv-L
 
E2ØAS   M/S HP   3,500,4902010-03-31 01:26:38
Great fun and we were even visited by a very small baby snake in the corner of
our station. Severe band restrictions in Thailand prevented our operation above
3.53 Mhz on 80 meters!
 
9A2EU(@9A7T)   SOSB160 HP   269,4002010-03-31 02:02:42
Very hard job. Very low activity on 160 and high noise level. I was able to work
only about 12 hrs due to other commitments over the weekend. See you all in WPX
CW in May. CW rules.
73
Zlatko, 9A2EU
 
S57S   SOSB10 HP   186,9602010-03-31 05:11:41
Sorry, don't remember number of prefixes worked. They are not in Cabbrilo file
which I have here on hand at the time I submitted this form. (In my office)

The 10m was very difficult again. Only 1 JA and no one from USA. But great
opening to South America on both days. Many reflections (Back/Side Scatter)
from EU stations. I was unable to copy those with 100W over Scatter. Sorry to
all callers, but you need at least 500W and monoband or 4-5 el tribander for
such job. Maybe, stack on my side will help, but still only single 4 el. Yagi
over here (+ 800 Watts). Sun acctivity WHERE ARE YOU?

73, Aleksander, S57S
 
CQ8X(@CR2X)   M/S HP   22,258,5002010-03-31 05:51:20
RADIO ARCALA GOES INTERNATIONAL


Radio Arcala, OH8X, held their Annual Meeting in the Azores in conjunction with
the WPX SSB contest over the past weekend. Along with many strategy items,
relating to both technology and human resources, some key decisions surfaced.
After the first few years of being more domestic-oriented as far as the
operator
setting is concerned, the scene is now about to change as Radio Arcala will
invite operators from three (3) continents adding to their current operator
roster.

While the week was predominantly social in nature, the weekend was set to put
the current EU record to rest, with each member having his fair share of
operating hours and good feeling of a serious record breaking attempt. When off
duty, the operators spent time touring the island and tasting the delicacies
only found in the Azores.

And indeed, a new WPX SSB EU record is now under their belts.

The operating team members of the new Arcala will be announced shortly to match
their established targets and to make best use of the improving radio
propagation, both from the North at OH8X and the South at CQ8X, with equal
scores targeted for both.

Radio Arcala team were delighted to have both Rich, N6RC and Carsten, DL6LAU
travel South, and they extended a word of thanks to Jose, CU2CE and Francisco,
CU2DX for making them all feel welcome and giving them a helping hand, as
always.

Please QRX for an announcement of Radio Arcala's international operator
roster.

See you in the next one!

"Arcala Extremes" Radio Team,
part of Arctic Radio Arcala, OH8X/CQ8X
 
CW7T(CX7TT)   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   551,3482010-03-31 05:59:06
Hard to get motivated for a ssb contest anymore. The poor operating techniques
drain my patience. "Last two letters" has no place in contest world unless dx
having trouble hearing and/or requests it. Continued calling when dx has
partial is another 'technique' that alludes me. Anyway, it was a beautiful fall
weekend here and the 17 hours of operating is deceiving as I would find and work
a friend then go read a book. I probably had only 5 hours of operating but the
software would charge me an hour for a one minute QSO.
Condx were nice on 15 and 10m; 20m was the usual foodfight so I chose to
avoid.
Congrats to mi amigo, Claudio, CX4DX for FB effort on 10m...C U in WPX CW.
73, Tom

Rig: Orion II, Acom 1000, mK II, Steppir 3 ele @ 17m and WinTest S/W.
 
S51CK   SO(A)SB40(TS) HP   2,402,8102010-03-31 08:36:41
73 de S51CK -Ivo
 
OK1GTH   SOSB20 HP   1,600,0002010-03-31 09:11:30
Bad conditions to EU (short skip)...big QRM on 14MHz...I working 630QSO to NA.
SETUP: 2x500W and 2x3el 50m UP...TNX all for calling and best 73 de OK1GTH
Tomas
 
NU6T   SO(A)AB LP   55,9482010-03-31 09:23:42
Shakedown with a K3. Heard lots of Europeans off a dipole and vertical.
 
EJ6DX   M/S HP   5,120,4622010-03-31 10:31:28
Really enjoyable operation. Everything worked just fine. K3, ACOM, Yagi and
Vertical all did a very good job. Fantastic weather on the island as well.
Except for Monday when a big storm demolished the Yagis that took us over 4
hours to put down :-)

Thank you all for calling. QSL is via RX3RC.

Online logs: http://www.ei6dx.com/log-search/

vy 73 de Stan & Mike
 
LY2ØW(@LY5W)   M/S HP   140,0002010-03-31 10:55:50
Few hours for fun during my rest period (LY5W - 80m).
LY20 is special prefix celebrating restoration of Independence Lithuania.
Will be active till 30 April.
73, Sam LY5W
 
LY5W   SO(A)SB80(TS) HP   1,314,2092010-03-31 10:59:08
Glad to make new LY record. Beverages doing great job. Sorry, but no JA, no
Oceania this time.
73, Sam LY5W
 
S55M   SOSB40 HP   1,855,5482010-03-31 11:10:33
One of rare contest from home location.
On friday evening i was to tired to start the contest from the beggining.
I'm happy with the score because of for my under 100 USD
ground plane antenna(including mounting hardware).
CU in CW leg.

S55M-Adi

Equipment:
1/4 wavelenght GP (6m alu pole+1 surf boom+8m fishing pole and 40m of 1.5mm
wire)
FT1000MP
OM3500
Wintest
 
TI5N(W8QZA)   SOAB QRP   1,499,6202010-03-31 14:10:46
Rig: Elecraft K-2 (5 Watts)

Antennas at TI5KD:

Quad up 25 meters, 4 el 10M, 3 el 15M and 20M
TH6 Tribander up 25 meters
2 el yagi for 40M up 30 meters
2 el 40M Quad fixed at 20 degrees
80M loop with apex up 27 meters
**********************************************

What a contest! 20 and 15 were better because of the return of the sunspots.

But the major factor was 10 meters. 10 was open the first hour of the contest
on Friday evening, and I was able to run 80 stations in the SE USA. On
Saturday, 10 meters opened at 19:30 Z and I was able to run 230 more stations,
mostly in the eastern and midwestern USA over the next three hours. Then on
Sunday it opened at 16:30 Z and I was able to run an incredible 450 Qs over the
next seven hours! Again, these were almost exclusively eastern and midwestern
USA with an occasional LU or PY coming through off the back of the quad.

During the 10 meter run on Sunday, I worked a lot of stations that gave me very
low numbers, often under 10 and a good number of 001. One fellow claimed I was
his very first Q ever! I frequently had to stop the run to explain what a
contest is and what the number means. I also added that there were other
stations who would love to have a call from them, ...especially when they had a
good prefix!

The most astounding Q I had in the contest came near noon on Sunday when after
logging endless numbers of USA and VE stations on 10 meters suddenly an
accented voice came through announcing his call as IW9HII. We were both
astounded and confirmed our calls and exchanges several times before going on!
He was the only European I heard on 10 meters during the contest.

It was certainly fun to be able to run stations once again over long periods of
time with QRP. And I certainly enjoyed those wonderful meals that only Sophie
can prepare, ...and serve at the operating position! And thanks (once again) to
Keko and Sophia for the use of their super contest station! And thanks to Keko
and my long time friend Phil (N0KE) for their operating and strategy
suggestions.

See you in WPX CW, this time from W0LSD's station in Colorado.

....Bill W8QZA
 
E7DX(E77DX)   SOAB HP   16,792,0002010-03-31 14:42:47
Arrived to QTH thursday evening and realize that 80m yagi was damaged!
Spend whole friday reparing antennas and allmost give up SOAB and
was thinkig about to enter SOSB. Some antennas were not ready and
i was realy very tired. But somehow i find more enery and motivation
and ist look like that was right decision.

CU in WPX CW!


73 es best dx
de E77DX
Braco
 
KP3Z(NP4Z)   SOAB HP   17,346,1902010-03-31 19:54:14
I knew that this was the year for WPX SSB and with the great propagation on 40
and the high bands coming alive I knew this was going to be a record setting
weekend!! What a great time!

a family meeting saturday night took longer than expected
and ended up taking 5 hours off and lost some really needed points on 40..
anyway working tons of YB's, JA'a and some BY's made it even better.
Had the hardest time finding a good frequency to call, but this is WPX and
everybody has the chance to be DX and have serious fun!!

Congrats!!

Felipe
NP4Z/KP3Z
 
K9NW(@K9UWA)   SO(A)AB HP   2,746,8002010-03-31 20:43:02
Some huge numbers out there. One can only imagine what we'll see in a couple
years!

Thanks again to John and Jean!!


73, Mike K9NW
 
LY7Z(@LY2TA)   SOSB80 QRP   7,1922010-03-31 22:04:46
TS 850S/AT set to QRP and Low dipole.
Only 2 DX stations dig out my QRP - 4L3A and H2T.
Others did not copy me.
HC8GR was strongest one on the band.

73! Andy LY2TA/LY7Z
 
IZ1JLF   SOAB QRP   311,6962010-04-01 04:45:27
using K2 Elecraft and Tarheel 10-80 on the roof of my car (sea-level)
73 to all
claudio iz1jlf
 
4L3A(@4L2M)   M/2 HP   26,084,2452010-04-01 04:57:36
Hello

No just return to home after two weeks of trip to Georgia...

Good contest an dgood activity,but poor propagation to USA :(...
This is dxpedition style operation because all of antennas maiking befeore the
contestand after removing it :)... to many job :).

Equipment:

RUN1 ICOM 775DSP + 1kw PA
RUN2 ICOM 756RO3 + 1KW PA
Mult TS 950SDX 150w

Antennas:
160m inverted V
80m deltaloop
40m 1x quad loop
2el quad 20-15-10m
2el quad 15-10m

21KW british power generator


Thanks all for the QSOs

photos posted at:
http://www.ly4a.com/photos/4l3a-in-rdxc-and-wpx-ssb-2010/


Roli
LY4A/4L3A
http://www.ly4a.com
 
N9CM   SOAB LP   649,9002010-04-01 05:48:26
All QSOs were made using the Search and Snatch method. That technique is
somewhat similar to Search and Pounce. Regardless, it meant nearly constant
tuning with the VFO knob on my 28 year old Kenwood TS-830S!

Several North America stations were over 1,000 QSOs when I worked them and told
me I was a new mult for them! In what other contest can an N9 be a semi-rare
station? It just adds to the glamor of the format of this contest.

Thanks to all that made this an enjoyable experience.

73,
Dick, N9CM (ex-K4GKD)
 
NH7A   SOAB HP   9,329,4892010-04-01 08:25:13
Could not get any European runs on 20, had to call stations. No Europe on 15 and
very little on 40. Still, improved score by over 30% from last year. Maybe
drinking all that beer before the contest with KH6LC helped the score!
Thanks to all who called and give me points.
 
S51F   SOAB(TS) LP   1,652,4902010-04-01 10:13:02
expected much more, but without 2 el/40 (result of winter and strong wind
last week) morale goes down ... Tribander & wires wasn't enough for
better result. Anyway, thanks all to QSO, specialy KL7RA for his
patience with my weak signal on 20.

Hope to better luck in CW part

CU, Frank
 
MØXXT   M/2 HP   9,076,5782010-04-01 11:01:40
Thanks to the contest organizers and to everyone for the Qs.

Cheers,

Terry
G4MKP
 
YT2AAA(@YT1VP)   SO(A)SB40(R) HP   3,773,1722010-04-01 15:17:23
RIG: IC-7700
ANT: 2 el YAGI @ 21m A.G.L.
PWR: 800 W

Originally, did not plan to take part in this one. But with strange
combinations of circumstances, started this contest about 5 AM local time,
therefore missing whole first night. 800 W on SSB is really not a matchup to
other LETHAL POWER stations. Can't wait for CW leg...

www.iketa.fotopic.net
73, GL, AAA
 
WM4RM(W4NF)   SO(A)AB HP   687,9822010-04-01 16:06:31
I had limited time over the weekend for the contest but had some nice runs
during the times I was on. Thanks for the Qs and 73, Jack W4NF
 
PW5G(PP5WG)   SOSB10 HP   4,992,0102010-04-01 16:16:38
Thank you all to be in my log. Special thanks to PP5JR - Sergio, his station is
fabulous and wonderful. C U on CQWW, 73s... Walter
 
KK7OO(@KL7OO)   M/M HP   8,225,0402010-04-01 16:48:26
Had a fun time. It's hard to compete against the monster stations, but it was
fun, we all got a little better and we can't wait for the next contest.

We never really got the rates up where we wanted them. Not a single EU contact
on 15 although the band was pretty good for us elsewhere. 10m openings to the
big stations in SA, but not much else. The QRM on 20 and 40 made it very tough
to keep a frequency (or put it to any real use if we were there for a while.)
Got great signal reports from some big European stations, but couldn't
translate that into a good rate with the lower power stations.

Only one antenna malfunction, but it cost us nearly an hour...damn you eBay and
your cheap coax adapters...luckily this one was on the ground!

Thanks to all the casual stations out there handing out Q's. We worked lots of
guys with fewer than 20 contacts and we tried to thank and encourage them when
we could...they amounted for a lot of our points on Sunday.
 
8P5A(W2SC)   SOAB HP   24,870,1202010-04-01 19:46:37
5L10 @ 100'
3L40 @ 90'
TH6 @ 50'
TH7 @ 50'
80 meter Inverted V

New NA Record!

Returned for a second contest in March. My original plan was for a very short
trip for WPX and return home with the gear needed for WRTC. However, after not
being able to resolve a problem with the 40 meter beam prior to ARRL SSB, we
returned a day earlier to do some more work on the antenna.

Once again the focus was on the driven element since it was reachable from the
tower. Due to the big moves in the SWR, the reasoning was that it had to be
the driven element or the beta match. Unfortunately, anything other than the
driven element would require removing the antenna from the mast and we did not
have the time or energy for that project at this time.

Last time we opened up the major connections and looked for damage. With more
connections to go, and my new theory that the problem was not in the loading
wire but the element joints, we decided to take the elements completely apart.
We also discarded the existing loading wires and made new ones from a continuous
length of aluminum wire. We were able to get all of the sections apart but one,
and the wire come off easily. I was hoping we would find an obvious root cause
in the process, but we did not. I was keenly interested in the first antenna
joint since the larger size aluminum was not slotted and there is little
pressure holding the sections in contact. Instead, there was a 1/4" bolt
through the element. One of these came apart easily and I could tell that I
had separated the sections when I reconditioned this antenna in 2001. The
other one took an overnight soaking but eventually came apart. Based on the
construction techniques of the prior owner (copper paste in the joints), it was
clear that these section had not been apart in nearly 15 years. There was also
heavy oxidation inside the joint and around the bolt.

Making the loading wires was a bit tedious until we figured out a technique
that worked. My concern was the impact of the new wire on the resonance of the
element. Taking the wire off the small spool made it difficult to make the wire
perfectly straight. I decided not to compensate for a small amount of extra
length and would check the result when the antenna was reassembled. Once we
had a process, doing the other element half only took about 15 minutes. With
the loading wires prone to breakage at the connection points to the elements, I
made redundant connections with a parallel piece of wire joined to the main wire
with a split bolt intended for use with aluminum.

With the antenna back together I put it back up. It was very windy in Barbados
and this process proved to be more much more challenging. Taking the element
down, the wind blew the rope around and it got tangled in a lower antenna. On
the way back up, the wind wreaked havoc with the elements and I was concerned
that I would bend the new wires as the elements bounced into various
obstructions on the way up. Also, in a season where rainfall was the lowest in
100 years, it rained heavily on both tower trips. In the end, the resonance
moved about 10Khz lower and the antenna worked as expected during both day and
night hours. During the last trip, the antenna would mysteriously display a
high SWR within a couple of hours of the sun going down.

The other notable accomplishment of the trip was the procurement of a new chair
for the operating position. The other chairs were slowly falling apart and were
surely a source of fatigue and post contest back pain. As with anything in
Barbados, it was not easy, but we did eventually get the new chair delivered
and it made a huge difference.

As is usually the case, there were a multitude of other small projects,
including the repair of a backup Centurion amp. I had a second back up AL80A
amp, but when I turned it on to test it, the plate choke failed. Nonetheless,
the station was in good shape by Thursday night and Friday lacked the drama we
had for ARRL SSB.

Not sure what to expect, I had rate sheets from three prior WPX contests for
comparison and would use the one that best matched the conditions. I also
wanted to get off to a good start, something I had not done for several
contests. Being so far east, 20 can be marginal at the start of the contest
but I am always tempted to start there. I was beginning to second guess my
strategy choice, or was the strategy OK, but the early hour tension was causing
to give up on the band too soon. Arriving back at the station around 2330, I
noticed that there were stations on 15 and 10. After briefly considering a 15
meter start, I chose 20 instead. I had the first station ready to go on 20 and
the other ready to go on 40. The contest was about to start and the 40 meter
beam still looked good.

Twenty was solid and put up my best WPX hour ever, at 330. With the serial
numbers, it is hard to go as fast as CQWW, but it felt as good the 425 hour I
had to start a CQWW many years back. Twenty continued strong for another hour
and I put up another 250. I was now well ahead of the three prior year rate
sheets and I only looked at the highest QSO sheet the rest of the way. The low
bands were OK, but not particularly productive, the first night. It seemed to
be hard to get much going on 40 and, especially, 80. Nonetheless, I went into
my first off time about 250 ahead of my 5900 QSO pace of 2006.

At the bottom of the cycle, the high bands are not too productive until a few
hours after sunrise. I decided to get on the bands at 1130 (roughly 2 hours
after sunrise). It was a bit earlier than prior years, but if it did not
yield, I could quickly shut down and take another hour of off time. It turns
out that 15 was wide open already and one CQ started a run of EU that lasted
about 5 hours. Clearly I was a bit late to the opening. After 15 slowed to
EU, I went up the band to work the US for a while. I moved to 20 to resume
running EU but I had a difficult time breaking through. I did notice that 10
had opened and had a strong 90 minutes with over 400 contacts. I closed the
first day running the US on 20 where I stayed until the band closed. I then
did a stint on 40 before taking my next off time.

It was now time to think about strategy. Overall, I was about 350 contacts and
50 mults ahead of my 2006 score, which was a NA record. I have had very
disappointing Sunday mornings before and I did not want to tradeoff double
credit hours on the lowbands for poor morning hours on 15 and 20. OTOH, I was
probably already late to the band at 1130Z. After some consideration, I
targeted 12Z for my opening hour in the morning as a compromise. It also meant
that I would have to take 8.5 of the next 10 hours off. The plan was to finish
the current hour of off time, operate about 45 minutes, take another hour off,
operate 45 minutes, and then shut it down until morning. If the 45 minute
operating times were proving successful, I could extend them at the expense of
the morning start time. Overall the 40 was better than the first night,
especially to Europe, and I did get in a little bit more than the 90 minutes I
planned.

I should add that sleeping in this contest is a bit tricky. In the 48 hour
contests, I generally sleep inside the main building briefly during the night.
In this contest, I sleep during some daylight hours and I did not want the
owners to come to the store early and find me sleeping inside. Instead, I
sleep in my small operating shack. I have an old cushion I put on the floor
but I really do not like sleeping just a few feet from the door where mice
occasionally can venture in. As it turns out, on Saturday, Kathleen bought a
fold-up lounge chair to sleep on. It barely fit, but it was a big
improvement.

I fired up on 15, a bit after 12Z and was disappointed by propagation that was
far below the day before. I was clearly a mistake to get there so early and I
would have been better having spent another 60-90 minutes on the lowbands. 15
and 20 were a struggle but 15 eventually did open to Europe for a short
opening. The afternoon did not follow the traditional sequence of running the
US on 10, 15 and 20. I did a short stint on 10 but had a difficult time
generating rate on 15. Fortunately, I was able to sustain a relatively long,
but modest rate, run into EU. As with 15, it was hard to get a US run started
to close the contest on 20. I chose to go to 40 around 2230 and was able to
run EU at about 100/hour for the last 90 minutes of the contest. Unusually, I
was able to keep the frequency clear on 40 SSB the whole time and it was a
great way to run out the contest. I also picked up a few mults with the second
radio at the same time.

I ended up breaking the NA record by over 4M points, a much better outcome than
I was anticipating. I probably cost myself about 1M with my offtime choice the
second night but it was a thoroughly enjoyable contest. I must admit that it
is frustrating to make 1000 Q's more than my nearest competitor and not win,
but I knew the rules beforehand and I offer my sincere congratulations to CN2R
for his excellent station and outstanding operating.

Thanks to my wife Kathleen for all of her help and thanks to everybody for the
QSOs.

QSL via NN1N or LOTW

73, Tom
 
LW1DTZ   SOAB(TS) LP   2,247,6242010-04-01 20:31:21
Nice contest, more qrm that last year. This time loosing low band and 20 for
family issues both nights, 15m and 10m were open with US and EU station at the
same time, nice to heard big-guns LU's stations. Best signals: N7DD, WX3B,
9A1P, DR1A, HC8GR, BY4QA

Tnx for all qso,

Esteban, LW1DTZ.
 
S57M   SO(A)SB160(TS) HP   402,0392010-04-01 23:45:46
TNX for all calls ! See you in CW !

73 Bojan, S57M
 
VU2SWS   M/S HP   335,5172010-04-02 02:04:53
Ant: 3el SteppIR Rig: IC-746PRO

The cluster showed action on the high-bands but somehow we seem to be
propagationally challenged all weekend. Our CQs did not yield any runs and
therefore it was a S&P effort for 90% of the time. 40m QRN was high peaking S9
so only the loudest guys could be worked. 20m was a sheer disappointment with
hardly any State-side stations heard. In fact, 10 & 15 too did not bring us
many points from the Americas (both NA & SA); and it was largely due to our
European and Asian friends that we had some respectable numbers on those
bands.

This was my first Multi-something effort and I enjoyed it a lot. A higher Q
count would have definitely made me a lot happier. Thanks to YL Sarla, VU2SWS
for hosting me. C u all agn soon in WPX CW!
73, Deepak VU2CDP
 
GI5K(MIØLLL)   SOAB HP   14,052,2302010-04-02 03:54:50
Following on from last years success I could not resist putting in another
serious all band effort.
Once again all antenna work was done bar 160m and 10m antennas which I knew I
would not need so I did not bother with them, several hardware improvements has
taken place since last year but it was mother nature that give me the largest
boost.

Using the previous years log was very handy to use as a game plan to operate
only on the hours where I obtained the most points (not q totals), and play it
by ear, the only exception to this was when I operated on Sunday morning on 20m
for a couple of hours with mainly EU and Asian stations to increase my prefix
totals.

Overall conditions was excellent, I never had runs like it into NA on 40m, and
with 20m opening late it was a large bonus to the score.
Although 15m was open it was not producing the q rate per hour as on 20m
towards NA which is where I attempted to stay.
One bonus was I learnt how to pronounce the digit 8 (Wow big deal!) in an
international way which plagued me last year.
Well done to Jiri OK1RI for retaining the SOAB EU record as past 9 years.
Seeing E7DX / OE1EMS massive claimed score, well done to him on an excellent
new record, I am left wondering if he has once again accidentally submitted to
the wrong category.

73’s

Chris MI0LLL / GI5K
 
OZ/YT2T(@OZ1ADL)   SO(A)SB40 HP   3,489,5582010-04-02 04:02:39
Thanks Jan (OZ1ADL) for hospitality. This is a great location and comfortable to
work.
Also thank Andrew (OZ1XJ) for help with transportation and help with repairing
the antenna .
As for the contest, remarkably, a lot of stations, lots of nice DXCC. But very
poor opening to the USA on my side resulted in a lesser score in comparison to
the number of QSO`s.
All in all, I enjoyed the beauty contest.

www.hamband.com

www.yt2t.blogspot.com

www.livestream.com/yt2t

73 de Marko YT2T
E_mail : yt2t@exe-net.net
 
NN2W(N2VAW)   SO(A)AB LP   3,3952010-04-02 06:17:41
Control Operator AA2MF
 
SV9GPV   SOSB10 LP   135,0262010-04-02 10:09:37
THANKS ALL FOR 290 QSO IN 10M AND 135.000 P
I WORK 6 NEW ONE IN 10M AND MANY DX DXCC LIKE

VK 5B A71 YB ZS 4X ST ZC4 YV CN HZ CX PY 6W V5 9V 9M 9W6
EA8 UN 9J D2 5N HS H44 FR KP2 HC8 HC2 KP PJ2 P4 PJ4
VP2E HI3 FY LU CT3

1ST TIME IN THIS CONTEST WITH OUT DL STATION ONLY THE DR1A ???? NOTHING FOR
EUROPE 90% OUT OF EUROPE ONLY 10% FOR EUROPE

MY RADIO IS TENTEC ORION2 ANTENNA 4 EL STEPPIR AND 100W
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THANKS ALL
SV9GPV GEORGE
ALL QSO IS UP IN LOTW
 
F4ASK   SOAB LP   115,4552010-04-02 10:36:18
Hard (100 waats abd G5RV ant) but funny.

Enjoy in contests !
 
W1SKB   SOAB(R) LP   21,1822010-04-02 11:12:47
THIS WAS A GREAT CONTEST.
I need to put up a tower and beam, I cant get through very well with the g5rv
at 30 feet.
oh well.definitely a fun contest.
 
Z37M   M/2 HP   4,654,8642010-04-02 12:12:06
This was an education contest for our new young members Z32AL, Z32DGM, Z35L and
Bojan for who, this was first contest entry ever. Must say that guy's were
super, they were active all most 80% of the contest time! Thanks to all for
calling Z37M, that is a big support for these young boys. Cu you all in the
next contests !

73's Venco Z36W
 
P41M(DK1MM)   SOAB HP   16,581,7942010-04-02 13:10:13
Many thanks for all the QSOs and again to Joop P43JB and his wife for their
great hospitality. 73 de Stefan P4/DK1MM
 
VK4KW(@VK4BAA)   M/2 HP   17,127,7592010-04-02 13:34:02
Thanks for turning your beams to VK! A few equipment failures aside, we had
great fun.

We aimed to improve last year's score and achieved our goal so we're all very
pleased! 8-)

73,

Phil
VK4BAA / VK4KW
 
KD8HHG   SOAB LP   120,0002010-04-02 17:12:19
START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WPX Contest Log 2.5
ARRL-SECTION: OH
CONTEST: CQ-WPX-SSB
CALLSIGN: KD8HHG
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW
CLAIMED-SCORE: 120000
OPERATORS: KD8HHG
CLUB:
NAME: Donald Barnhart
ADDRESS: 31 anna marie dr
ADDRESS: Londonderry ohio45647
ADDRESS: (e-mail) flhtuci@roadrunner.com
SOAPBOX:
SOAPBOX:
SOAPBOX:
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0019 KD8HHG 59 001 NR6O 59 28

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0021 KD8HHG 59 002 PR2B 59 030

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0022 KD8HHG 59 003 EB8AH 59 04

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0025 KD8HHG 59 004 K6HNZ 59 48

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0027 KD8HHG 59 005 WS7X 59 05

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0028 KD8HHG 59 006 N7VM 59 36

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0029 KD8HHG 59 007 LV6D 59 37

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0031 KD8HHG 59 008 WB2REM 59 38

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0038 KD8HHG 59 009 N6WK 59 59

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0039 KD8HHG 59 010 W7WA 59 123

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0041 KD8HHG 59 011 VE7GL 59 114

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0042 KD8HHG 59 012 KI7M 59 89

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 0059 KD8HHG 59 013 NQ4I 59 41

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0108 KD8HHG 59 014 NE1C 59 95

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0116 KD8HHG 59 015 N4NX 59 83

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0118 KD8HHG 59 016 KX9DX 59 57

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0119 KD8HHG 59 017 KU8E 59 160

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0121 KD8HHG 59 018 K7WP 59 21

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0127 KD8HHG 59 019 AJ1I 59 214

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0140 KD8HHG 59 020 WR4AA 59 80

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0143 KD8HHG 59 021 N2NOM 59 23

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0143 KD8HHG 59 022 N1TM 59 20

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0145 KD8HHG 59 023 KC2VUP 59 12

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0151 KD8HHG 59 024 K1LZ 59 237

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0156 KD8HHG 59 025 NQ4I 59 139

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0207 KD8HHG 59 026 VX3OI 59 237

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0208 KD8HHG 59 027 KC0MO 59 27

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0211 KD8HHG 59 028 K1ZR 59 99

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0212 KD8HHG 59 029 VX3CX 59 251

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0215 KD8HHG 59 030 WB6FWS 59 13

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0217 KD8HHG 59 031 KD0S 59 260

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0224 KD8HHG 59 032 AM3M 59 13

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0227 KD8HHG 59 033 NG3R 59 307

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0244 KD8HHG 59 034 NR6O 59 91

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0245 KD8HHG 59 035 K0RH 59 295

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0246 KD8HHG 59 036 AD5XD 59 79

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0247 KD8HHG 59 037 KD9ST 59 282

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0252 KD8HHG 59 038 AB3CX 59 200

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0255 KD8HHG 59 039 KD2RD 59 191

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0256 KD8HHG 59 040 NX0I 59 92

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0258 KD8HHG 59 041 VX3RTU 59 207

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0302 KD8HHG 59 042 WG7X 59 115

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0303 KD8HHG 59 043 WX0V 59 76

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0310 KD8HHG 59 044 N8OO 59 515

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0318 KD8HHG 59 045 CQ8X 59 380

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0321 KD8HHG 59 046 KZ9O 59 231

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0323 KD8HHG 59 047 KZ2V 59 121

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0332 KD8HHG 59 048 KV0K 59 364

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 0336 KD8HHG 59 049 K5RX 59 27

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0342 KD8HHG 59 050 VE4EAR 59 158

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0346 KD8HHG 59 051 NQ4U 59 284

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0352 KD8HHG 59 052 NG3R 59 438

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0354 KD8HHG 59 053 WZ4F 59 316

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0356 KD8HHG 59 054 VE3RZ 59 226

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0358 KD8HHG 59 055 K0YR 59 90

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0401 KD8HHG 59 056 PJ2T 59 48

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0406 KD8HHG 59 057 AJ9C 59 330

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0409 KD8HHG 59 058 K8BL 59 142

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0411 KD8HHG 59 059 WB9Z 59 417

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0413 KD8HHG 59 060 NV1N 59 270

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0424 KD8HHG 59 061 WM4RM 59 246

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0425 KD8HHG 59 062 KR5X 59 255

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0426 KD8HHG 59 063 KD0S 59 401

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0431 KD8HHG 59 064 N3UM 59 67

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0434 KD8HHG 59 065 KW3A 59 104

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0436 KD8HHG 59 066 AB4GG 59 282

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0439 KD8HHG 59 067 WK5X 59 063

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0441 KD8HHG 59 068 W5WZ 59 449

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 0448 KD8HHG 59 069 KD4D 59 18

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 0451 KD8HHG 59 070 KU2M 59 11

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 0500 KD8HHG 59 071 VE3JQ 59 231

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 0502 KD8HHG 59 072 W3GH 59 99

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0510 KD8HHG 59 073 WF3C 59 210

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0516 KD8HHG 59 074 KL7RA 59 208

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0521 KD8HHG 59 075 OL4A 59 530

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0525 KD8HHG 59 076 WC5T 59 199

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0526 KD8HHG 59 077 KN5O 59 62

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0527 KD8HHG 59 078 S50A 59 546

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0532 KD8HHG 59 079 VE7GL 59 509

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0533 KD8HHG 59 080 ZY7C 59 358

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 1017 KD8HHG 59 081 WK4Y 59 69

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 1018 KD8HHG 59 082 KZ9O 59 82

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 1020 KD8HHG 59 083 AJ9C 59 447

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 1023 KD8HHG 59 084 NY1H 59 36

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1026 KD8HHG 59 085 K5TR 59 1019

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1028 KD8HHG 59 086 W7EB 59 548

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1029 KD8HHG 59 087 WB2REM 59 429

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1033 KD8HHG 59 088 NK7U 59 344

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1036 KD8HHG 59 089 WH7V 59 1684

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1041 KD8HHG 59 090 HC8GR 59 1078

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1043 KD8HHG 59 091 4M5IR 59 451

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1050 KD8HHG 59 092 P49Y 59 795

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1119 KD8HHG 59 093 KH7XS 59 1755

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1121 KD8HHG 59 094 HI3K 59 370

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1122 KD8HHG 59 095 NQ2F 59 365

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1124 KD8HHG 59 096 VE3CX 59 844

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1131 KD8HHG 59 097 PJ4L 59 219

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1137 KD8HHG 59 098 4M5IR 59 479

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1142 KD8HHG 59 099 PJ2T 59 262

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1146 KD8HHG 59 100 NY6DX 59 462

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1151 KD8HHG 59 101 WA5PFJ 59 66

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1202 KD8HHG 59 102 AY5F 59 539

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1215 KD8HHG 59 103 PZ5RA 59 499

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1510 KD8HHG 59 104 P40V 59 1628

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1511 KD8HHG 59 105 ND2T 59 317

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1511 KD8HHG 59 106 W7RN 59 170

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1515 KD8HHG 59 107 NR6O 59 343

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1527 KD8HHG 59 108 CE4CT 59 424

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1529 KD8HHG 59 109 LP1H 59 309

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1557 KD8HHG 59 110 HQ2T 59 425

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1559 KD8HHG 59 111 WK5T 59 601

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1600 KD8HHG 59 112 AK6M 59 318

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1607 KD8HHG 59 113 VX6AO 59 549

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1611 KD8HHG 59 114 KV7DX 59 60

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1613 KD8HHG 59 115 KZ2V 59 332

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1615 KD8HHG 59 116 WC6H 59 252

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1618 KD8HHG 59 117 KZ7X 59 90

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1833 KD8HHG 59 118 CR6K 59 1372

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1834 KD8HHG 59 119 WA7LT 59 508

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1836 KD8HHG 59 120 AD7YT 59 193

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1838 KD8HHG 59 121 W7EB 59 886

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1840 KD8HHG 59 122 NF7E 59 313

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1845 KD8HHG 59 123 K6TU 59 65

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1848 KD8HHG 59 124 VA7ST 59 44

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1850 KD8HHG 59 125 PJ2T 59 868

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1853 KD8HHG 59 126 XE1L 59 920

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1904 KD8HHG 59 127 SN2B 59 1351

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1909 KD8HHG 59 128 SN7Q 59 1493

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1919 KD8HHG 59 129 KI6VC 59 14

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1925 KD8HHG 59 130 IR4X 59 1333

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1927 KD8HHG 59 131 HG1S 59 1183

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 1934 KD8HHG 59 132 M6T 59 643

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2007 KD8HHG 59 133 AB2IO 59 179

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2149 KD8HHG 59 134 WD4DDU 59 551

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2151 KD8HHG 59 135 KW3A 59 384

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2155 KD8HHG 59 136 WX3B 59 647

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2156 KD8HHG 59 137 WK5X 59 306

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2204 KD8HHG 59 138 WU2X 59 1185

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2210 KD8HHG 59 139 PY2ZXU 59 1252

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2212 KD8HHG 59 140 PP1CZ 59 1053

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2214 KD8HHG 59 141 N5DO 59 367

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2216 KD8HHG 59 142 ZX5J 59 2361

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2219 KD8HHG 59 143 PY5GA 59 1649

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2221 KD8HHG 59 144 KP3Z 59 2657

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2227 KD8HHG 59 145 PW2B 59 504

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2229 KD8HHG 59 146 CO6LC 59 153

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2231 KD8HHG 59 147 KP2TM 59 1127

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2240 KD8HHG 59 148 LP2F 59 1652

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2241 KD8HHG 59 149 WA5ZUP 59 518

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2242 KD8HHG 59 150 WS7X 59 785

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2243 KD8HHG 59 151 K7EDX 59 414

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2247 KD8HHG 59 152 VG6TTT 59 93

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 2250 KD8HHG 59 153 P49Y 59 2274

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 2254 KD8HHG 59 154 PW5G 59 1377

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 2257 KD8HHG 59 155 PJ4L 59 1212

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 2258 KD8HHG 59 156 PY5GA 59 1116

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0007 KD8HHG 59 157 K9CJ 59 299

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0012 KD8HHG 59 158 DR1A 59 1917

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0033 KD8HHG 59 159 DP3D 59 1600

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0039 KD8HHG 59 160 KB0EPY 59 122

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0040 KD8HHG 59 161 VE3MGY 59 611

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0041 KD8HHG 59 162 KM9M 59 192

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0043 KD8HHG 59 163 N9REP 59 145

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0047 KD8HHG 59 164 WY3P 59 2369

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0057 KD8HHG 59 165 OM7M 59 1979

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0105 KD8HHG 59 166 KT4ZB 59 719

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0106 KD8HHG 59 167 AB4GG 59 674

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0108 KD8HHG 59 168 YW2LV 59 813

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0111 KD8HHG 59 169 K4BP 59 600

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-28 0117 KD8HHG 59 170 NE1C 59 230

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1305 KD8HHG 59 171 NR5M 59 3035

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1310 KD8HHG 59 172 TI8II 59 812

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1315 KD8HHG 59 173 DR1A 59 2480

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1321 KD8HHG 59 174 KG0F 59 1694

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1326 KD8HHG 59 175 KP2DX 59 370

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1340 KD8HHG 59 176 ZY7C 59 2265

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1341 KD8HHG 59 177 CE4CT 59 1470

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1349 KD8HHG 59 178 IR2M 59 970

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1357 KD8HHG 59 179 HG1S 59 953

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1358 KD8HHG 59 180 8P5A 59 4640

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1401 KD8HHG 59 181 S53MM 59 1254

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1402 KD8HHG 59 182 4O3A 59 2779

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1404 KD8HHG 59 183 LY2W 59 512

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1408 KD8HHG 59 184 PJ4L 59 1758

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1409 KD8HHG 59 185 LY1R 59 693

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1412 KD8HHG 59 186 P41M 59 3174

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1417 KD8HHG 59 187 ER6T 59 552

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1420 KD8HHG 59 188 HG10P 59 1060

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1429 KD8HHG 59 189 WQ7X 59 876

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1437 KD8HHG 59 190 KT6YL 59 106

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1441 KD8HHG 59 191 CN2R 59 3799

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1453 KD8HHG 59 192 KV0Q 59 480

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1457 KD8HHG 59 193 VE5ZX 59 392

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1500 KD8HHG 59 194 NK5O 59 776

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1507 KD8HHG 59 195 WD5K 59 874

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1508 KD8HHG 59 196 VX9HF 59 587

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1512 KD8HHG 59 197 TM1W 59 2232

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1513 KD8HHG 59 198 NN5Z 59 618

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1523 KD8HHG 59 199 WZ7ZR 59 791

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1528 KD8HHG 59 200 HA8JV 59 2520

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1547 KD8HHG 59 201 VE9ML 59 363

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1554 KD8HHG 59 202 AJ1I 59 2693

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1558 KD8HHG 59 203 KI6VC 59 208

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1600 KD8HHG 59 204 LY7A 59 1673

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1608 KD8HHG 59 205 TM77M 59 2777

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1617 KD8HHG 59 206 TG9AVQ 59 426

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1644 KD8HHG 59 207 HI3/W1JNZ 59 291

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1645 KD8HHG 59 208 NX6T 59 1125

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1650 KD8HHG 59 209 N7TT 59 2094

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1651 KD8HHG 59 210 N6NF 59 353

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1655 KD8HHG 59 211 TI8II 59 1111

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1701 KD8HHG 59 212 CO7PH 59 651

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1704 KD8HHG 59 213 NQ7R 59 223

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1707 KD8HHG 59 214 KE1B 59 523

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1707 KD8HHG 59 215 VE7XF 59 539

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1709 KD8HHG 59 216 K7JE 59 662

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1712 KD8HHG 59 217 HC8GR 59 2204

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1713 KD8HHG 59 218 KK7OO 59 763

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1716 KD8HHG 59 219 CQ8X 59 5192

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1717 KD8HHG 59 220 NM6G 59 756

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1719 KD8HHG 59 221 KX7M 59 2575

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1723 KD8HHG 59 222 NH6P 59 1920

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1726 KD8HHG 59 223 YW2LV 59 1063

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 1734 KD8HHG 59 224 P41M 59 3671

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 1738 KD8HHG 59 225 P40V 59 4806

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 1741 KD8HHG 59 226 KP3Z 59 3928

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 1742 KD8HHG 59 227 8P5A 59 5288

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 1801 KD8HHG 59 228 KJ3X 59 170

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 1803 KD8HHG 59 229 W2IRT 59 586

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1813 KD8HHG 59 230 W6AEA 59 743

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1817 KD8HHG 59 231 GW7X 59 2847

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1819 KD8HHG 59 232 UW2I 59 2882

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1829 KD8HHG 59 233 VA7BEC 59 741

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1840 KD8HHG 59 234 HH4/K4QD 59 403

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1841 KD8HHG 59 235 KH7XS 59 4306

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1843 KD8HHG 59 236 N6WIN 59 1452

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1845 KD8HHG 59 237 KM7TR 59 271

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1847 KD8HHG 59 238 W7VO 59 642

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1849 KD8HHG 59 239 AE6YB 59 314

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1851 KD8HHG 59 240 N7JXS 59 118

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1901 KD8HHG 59 241 CQ3L 59 3947

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1903 KD8HHG 59 242 WQ6X 59 1361

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1905 KD8HHG 59 243 NK7U 59 938

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1908 KD8HHG 59 244 VA7JW 59 413

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1912 KD8HHG 59 245 K7RI 59 462

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1916 KD8HHG 59 246 CR3A 59 2842

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1918 KD8HHG 59 247 VE7GL 59 2585

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1921 KD8HHG 59 248 NC7M 59 1336

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1925 KD8HHG 59 249 N7RQ 59 1175

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1926 KD8HHG 59 250 KE2VB 59 250

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1931 KD8HHG 59 251 VX7CC 59 2623

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 1939 KD8HHG 59 252 VA3DX 59 997

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 1943 KD8HHG 59 253 K4KZZ 59 306

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 1948 KD8HHG 59 254 VE3CR 59 886

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1953 KD8HHG 59 255 VG7G 59 708

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1954 KD8HHG 59 256 WC5T 59 597

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1958 KD8HHG 59 257 OM7M 59 3416

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2000 KD8HHG 59 258 AD5VJ 59 1001

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2145 KD8HHG 59 259 FM5AN 59 388

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2148 KD8HHG 59 260 WP2Z 59 3081

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2153 KD8HHG 59 261 LU7MCJ 59 1553

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2154 KD8HHG 59 262 WH7V 59 4220

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2200 KD8HHG 59 263 PY2IM 59 863

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2205 KD8HHG 59 264 K7VIT 59 406

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2208 KD8HHG 59 265 PW2P 59 1630

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2214 KD8HHG 59 266 PQ5B 59 3672

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2216 KD8HHG 59 267 AA6YX 59 298

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2219 KD8HHG 59 268 WN6K 59 578

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2222 KD8HHG 59 269 PR5D 59 1194

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2228 KD8HHG 59 270 VA3SWG 59 977

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2230 KD8HHG 59 271 VA1MM 59 322

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2238 KD8HHG 59 272 WB4MSG 59 291

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2240 KD8HHG 59 273 K0DEQ 59 387

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2249 KD8HHG 59 274 KC3R 59 340

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2251 KD8HHG 59 275 NN1N 59 3807

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2253 KD8HHG 59 276 WB9Z 59 3397

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2255 KD8HHG 59 277 K3ZO 59 2599

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2259 KD8HHG 59 278 GI5K 59 4120

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2301 KD8HHG 59 279 NT2A 59 942

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2308 KD8HHG 59 280 NM2O 59 546

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2311 KD8HHG 59 281 VE3RZ 59 790

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2312 KD8HHG 59 282 VE3EK 59 103

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2315 KD8HHG 59 283 NX0X 59 3023

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2322 KD8HHG 59 284 WK0P 59 382

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2324 KD8HHG 59 285 VE5MX 59 442

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2325 KD8HHG 59 286 KV0K 59 3137

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2328 KD8HHG 59 287 P40V 59 5644

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2333 KD8HHG 59 288 VX6AO 59 2156

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2336 KD8HHG 59 289 N7TT 59 2725

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2343 KD8HHG 59 290 XR1A 59 1093

END-OF-LOG:
 
ZX2B(PY2MNL)   SO(A)AB HP   12,101,4922010-04-02 17:36:05
Thanks to everyone for the contacts. See all you on the bands.
 
HC8GR   M/2 HP   53,601,1892010-04-02 21:20:46
This was my third visit and Glenn´s first to the Killer Station in HC8.
Glenn´s favorite moment was working a 10 year-old, then a few minutes later
having his father thank him profusely for his son´s first DX QSO.

Worked a fair number of southern Europeans on 10, along with a good mix of
Middle East and even a few JAs plus 9W2.

The only blemish was a 6-hour power outage (1230-1830Z day one) that allowed us
to discover that the generator was also not working. Since we slept for some of
that time, it allowed us to go the rest of the way with only a short break
before sunrise on Sunday, so perhaps it wasn´t much of a blemish after all.

Huge thanks to K6AW, W6NL, N6KT and N5KO for their detailed off-site
interaction, along with our hosts Antuca and Raul for their consistently upbeat
support. We deeply enjoyed learning mas Espanol while they learned more
English. Way too many funny moments to list here.

Outside the contest, we worked over 1000 QSOs on 30/17/10, plus another 1500 on
the traditional bands. Thanks to everyone for all of the QSOs! Please QSL via
W5UE.

73, Dan, K1TO
 
DAØCA(@DC2YY)   M/S HP   2,005,6082010-04-03 09:21:38
500w + dipole @ 30ft.
 
DL1REM(@DC2YY)   SOSB80 HP   7,5642010-04-03 09:24:47
500w + dipole @ 30ft.
 
VG3WR(VA3WR)   SO(A)AB QRP   9,2882010-04-03 15:07:50
Too many other activitys to do .
 
N1KON   SOAB HP   500,1172010-04-03 21:06:55
I used N3FJP software and I am not sure how to find qsos on each band.



START-OF-LOG: 2.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's CQ WPX Contest Log 2.6
ARRL-SECTION: W9
CONTEST: CQ-WPX-SSB
CALLSIGN: N1KON
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL HIGH
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: TB-WIRES
CLAIMED-SCORE: 500117
OPERATORS: N1KON
CLUB:
NAME: Jerry A. Toschlog
ADDRESS: 211 W Main St
ADDRESS: Centerville Indiana 47330 USA
EMAIL: jerry_n1kon@yahoo.com
SOAPBOX: Never planned to submit, it was just for fun. Now I'm curious of my
ranking.
SOAPBOX:
SOAPBOX:
QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0238 N1KON 59 001 NK7U 59 314

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0241 N1KON 59 002 UA0ANW 59 008

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0244 N1KON 59 003 TO7A 59 493

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0245 N1KON 59 004 OX2A 59 318

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0247 N1KON 59 005 RQ9I 59 036

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0249 N1KON 59 006 PR2B 59 364

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0252 N1KON 59 007 JI2ZJS 59 148

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0253 N1KON 59 008 K7EDX 59 067

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0255 N1KON 59 009 W7EB 59 216

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0256 N1KON 59 010 JA7NVF 59 037

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0257 N1KON 59 011 LP1H 59 462

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0259 N1KON 59 012 W6TK 59 257

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0302 N1KON 59 013 LT1F 59 472

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0306 N1KON 59 014 RZ9HG 59 327

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0308 N1KON 59 015 VA7AQ 59 208

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0310 N1KON 59 016 NR6O 59 425

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0312 N1KON 59 017 WQ6X 59 069

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0315 N1KON 59 018 UA0IT 59 150

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0321 N1KON 59 019 UP9L 59 175

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0322 N1KON 59 020 LO7H 59 156

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0323 N1KON 59 021 KK9A 59 460

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0326 N1KON 59 022 6V7M 59 443

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0329 N1KON 59 023 XR6T 59 311

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0332 N1KON 59 024 CX1AV 59 36

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0333 N1KON 59 025 HI3TEJ 59 241

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0342 N1KON 59 026 CE1Z 59 132

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0345 N1KON 59 027 VP50V 59 515

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0348 N1KON 59 028 L60DK 59 038

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0354 N1KON 59 029 N8OO 59 612

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0356 N1KON 59 030 IR1Y 59 180

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0358 N1KON 59 031 NE1C 59 303

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0400 N1KON 59 032 VC6R 59 458

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0401 N1KON 59 033 NX0X 59 403

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0403 N1KON 59 034 N7EKD 59 161

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0404 N1KON 59 035 ND2T 59 125

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0405 N1KON 59 036 K1LZ 59 448

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0407 N1KON 59 037 N9NC 59 082

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0408 N1KON 59 038 W5WZ 59 414

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0410 N1KON 59 039 WC5T 59 60

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0413 N1KON 59 040 OL4A 59 445

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0414 N1KON 59 041 N2MM 59 245

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0416 N1KON 59 042 P40V 59 487

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0420 N1KON 59 043 N2BJ 59 325

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0423 N1KON 59 044 KW3A 59 87

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0423 N1KON 59 045 WB9Z 59 432

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0425 N1KON 59 046 AB4GG 59 265

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0426 N1KON 59 047 K8BL 59 157

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0427 N1KON 59 048 PY5GA 59 506

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0430 N1KON 59 049 P49Y 59 419

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0432 N1KON 59 050 ZW4O 59 27

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0434 N1KON 59 051 HI3CC 59 310

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0436 N1KON 59 052 P41M 59 57

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0439 N1KON 59 053 LT4S 59 069

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0442 N1KON 59 054 PY7VI 59 081

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 0443 N1KON 59 055 ZY7C 59 480

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0519 N1KON 59 056 WP2Z 59 762

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0522 N1KON 59 057 AJ1I 59 586

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0524 N1KON 59 058 NN1N 59 586

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0526 N1KON 59 059 KL7RA 59 233

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0531 N1KON 59 060 FD5A 59 570

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0534 N1KON 59 061 HG1S 59 295

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0537 N1KON 59 062 KN5O 59 080

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0544 N1KON 59 063 P41M 59 646

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0544 N1KON 59 064 WC6H 59 304

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0549 N1KON 59 065 NK7U 59 132

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0553 N1KON 59 066 NR5M 59 888

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0554 N1KON 59 067 PJ2T 59 544

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0556 N1KON 59 068 VG7G 59 129

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0556 N1KON 59 069 K7EDX 59 177

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0558 N1KON 59 070 ZY7C 59 415

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0559 N1KON 59 071 WZ7M 59 47

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0600 N1KON 59 072 YW2LV 59 312

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0601 N1KON 59 073 W7EB 59 315

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0604 N1KON 59 074 CE4CT 59 123

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0607 N1KON 59 075 KV6O 59 119

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0609 N1KON 59 076 VE6FI 59 501

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0610 N1KON 59 077 K1ZR 59 245

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0617 N1KON 59 078 VE9ZX 59 165

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0618 N1KON 59 079 WG5J 59 457

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0620 N1KON 59 080 K4BP 59 120

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0621 N1KON 59 081 VA7ST 59 285

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0624 N1KON 59 082 P49Y 59 579

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0625 N1KON 59 083 GW7X 59 741

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0627 N1KON 59 084 HC8GR 59 259

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0628 N1KON 59 085 WP2Z 59 920

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0630 N1KON 59 086 EE2W 59 359

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0631 N1KON 59 087 WX3B 59 320

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0633 N1KON 59 088 NR6O 59 232

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0634 N1KON 59 089 KC0MO 59 453

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0636 N1KON 59 090 K1LZ 59 258

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0638 N1KON 59 091 HI3TEJ 59 396

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0640 N1KON 59 092 KJ4KVC 59 055

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0643 N1KON 59 093 HI3FVA 59 82

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0645 N1KON 59 094 VA6UK 59 201

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0645 N1KON 59 095 W5MX 59 539

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0649 N1KON 59 096 VC6R 59 620

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0650 N1KON 59 097 NN4F 59 328

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0652 N1KON 59 098 8P5A 59 1224

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0654 N1KON 59 099 WC5T 59 84

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0655 N1KON 59 100 VX7CC 59 744

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0656 N1KON 59 101 N0MA 59 246

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0658 N1KON 59 102 KU4BP 59 265

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0659 N1KON 59 103 WZ4F 59 543

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0700 N1KON 59 104 ZF2AH 59 423

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0702 N1KON 59 105 KV6O 59 161

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0705 N1KON 59 106 W5WMU 59 275

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0707 N1KON 59 107 VX3S 59 237

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0707 N1KON 59 108 KD9ST 59 693

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0709 N1KON 59 109 ND2T 59 124

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0710 N1KON 59 110 WC6H 59 261

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0713 N1KON 59 111 K1UO 59 382

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0714 N1KON 59 112 EI7M 59 722

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0715 N1KON 59 113 W3BGN 59 463

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0716 N1KON 59 114 NX0X 59 754

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0718 N1KON 59 115 K0EA 59 182

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0720 N1KON 59 116 KD4D 59 300

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0726 N1KON 59 117 K5ER 59 311

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0728 N1KON 59 118 ZY7C 59 142

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0730 N1KON 59 119 AD5XD 59 292

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0731 N1KON 59 120 PJ2T 59 212

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-27 0734 N1KON 59 121 KA1IOR 59 100

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0740 N1KON 59 122 W6KC 59 066

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0747 N1KON 59 123 VK4KW 59 079

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0749 N1KON 59 124 VK2APG 59 557

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0751 N1KON 59 125 HC8GR 59 777

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0754 N1KON 59 126 WX3B 59 466

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0756 N1KON 59 127 PY5GA 59 296

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0756 N1KON 59 128 KD2RD 59 451

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0759 N1KON 59 129 CQ8X 59 857

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0800 N1KON 59 130 YV5AMH 59 378

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0802 N1KON 59 131 KC3R 59 820

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0804 N1KON 59 132 M0XXT 59 262

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0805 N1KON 59 133 GW7X 59 897

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0807 N1KON 59 134 KZ2V 59 373

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0808 N1KON 59 135 GI5K 59 670

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0810 N1KON 59 136 N6QQ 59 313

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0811 N1KON 59 137 KV0K 59 769

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0812 N1KON 59 138 NR6O 59 421

QSO: 1800 PH 2010-03-27 0816 N1KON 59 139 NQ4I 59 233

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0826 N1KON 59 140 EA8UP 59 56

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 0830 N1KON 59 141 K7LAZ 59 226

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1353 N1KON 59 142 W7WA 59 663

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1354 N1KON 59 143 WS7X 59 374

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1357 N1KON 59 144 YE0X 59 198

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1402 N1KON 59 145 UW2I 59 1233

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1403 N1KON 59 146 8S0C 59 422

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1410 N1KON 59 147 IO5O 59 947

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1413 N1KON 59 148 YT9X 59 870

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1415 N1KON 59 149 PI4DX 59 157

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1416 N1KON 59 150 DQ8N 59 296

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1418 N1KON 59 151 OK1FPS 59 200

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1421 N1KON 59 152 8P5A 59 1952

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1424 N1KON 59 153 PZ5RA 59 708

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1430 N1KON 59 154 EA4FSL 59 184

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1434 N1KON 59 155 F5KEQ 59 134

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1443 N1KON 59 156 HA8BE 59 435

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1444 N1KON 59 157 DL0ER 59 097

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1448 N1KON 59 158 UW1M 59 688

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1452 N1KON 59 159 EI/EA3BOX 59 341

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1452 N1KON 59 160 YT4W 59 900

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1502 N1KON 59 161 GI5K 59 1044

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1503 N1KON 59 162 S53EO 59 415

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1507 N1KON 59 163 PI4DX 59 410

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1509 N1KON 59 164 UW8I 59 964

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1512 N1KON 59 165 SN7Q 59 1086

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1514 N1KON 59 166 TG9ADQ 59 169

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1518 N1KON 59 167 KZ2V 59 554

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1519 N1KON 59 168 VE1ZA 59 490

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1522 N1KON 59 169 HF4K 59 742

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1524 N1KON 59 170 SO9Q 59 1201

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1528 N1KON 59 171 YT9X 59 1012

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1530 N1KON 59 172 WB2TFM 59 95

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1531 N1KON 59 173 DK0WL 59 258

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1533 N1KON 59 174 DQ8N 59 623

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1534 N1KON 59 175 RG3K 59 857

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1536 N1KON 59 176 YL6W 59 1147

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1539 N1KON 59 177 OH0Z 59 401

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1541 N1KON 59 178 OL1X 59 560

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1544 N1KON 59 179 RZ3AXX 59 1119

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1546 N1KON 59 180 YT7AW 59 748

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1547 N1KON 59 181 RL3A 59 1066

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1548 N1KON 59 182 S52ZW 59 419

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1550 N1KON 59 183 EW5A 59 928

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1552 N1KON 59 184 9A5D 59 892

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1556 N1KON 59 185 TM77M 59 1227

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1600 N1KON 59 186 DL2DXA 59 221

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1601 N1KON 59 187 G5D 59 218

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1602 N1KON 59 188 GW7X 59 1495

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1605 N1KON 59 189 DF2LH 59 251

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1606 N1KON 59 190 HA8JV 59 1108

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1607 N1KON 59 191 AJ1I 59 1195

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1609 N1KON 59 192 K1LZ 59 1028

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1614 N1KON 59 193 TG9IRP 59 615

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1618 N1KON 59 194 TM1W 59 965

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1619 N1KON 59 195 9A5X 59 045

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1623 N1KON 59 196 E74EBL 59 392

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1625 N1KON 59 197 ED4WA 59 138

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1627 N1KON 59 198 F8KDX 59 318

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1628 N1KON 59 199 HG4F 59 593

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1633 N1KON 59 200 YT1BB 59 927

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1653 N1KON 59 201 LP1H 59 471

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1656 N1KON 59 202 XR6T 59 236

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1657 N1KON 59 203 LQ5H 59 567

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1658 N1KON 59 204 YY1OKR 59 51

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1700 N1KON 59 205 LR2F 59 611

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1701 N1KON 59 206 LU2UE 59 184

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1705 N1KON 59 207 YW2LV 59 556

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1706 N1KON 59 208 CE4CT 59 575

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1708 N1KON 59 209 LW7H 59 217

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1709 N1KON 59 210 LU5FF 59 722

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1711 N1KON 59 211 PQ5B 59 1376

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-27 1716 N1KON 59 212 NQ4I 59 138

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1719 N1KON 59 213 PY2MTV 59 758

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1721 N1KON 59 214 XE1L 59 795

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1724 N1KON 59 215 ZV2C 59 578

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1724 N1KON 59 216 KQ7W 59 408

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1726 N1KON 59 217 LP2F 59 1134

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1727 N1KON 59 218 P40V 59 2032

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1728 N1KON 59 219 KP2TM 59 782

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1731 N1KON 59 220 PY2VZ 59 165

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1734 N1KON 59 221 AK6M 59 473

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1735 N1KON 59 222 WA7LT 59 395

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1737 N1KON 59 223 KK7OO 59 237

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1738 N1KON 59 224 WG7X 59 275

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1739 N1KON 59 225 NK7U 59 321

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1739 N1KON 59 226 NR6O 59 574

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1742 N1KON 59 227 CR6K 59 1264

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1742 N1KON 59 228 WP2Z 59 1546

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1743 N1KON 59 229 EA1ABT 59 156

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1744 N1KON 59 230 EF1W 59 518

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1745 N1KON 59 231 WZ7ZR 59 377

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1745 N1KON 59 232 KE1B 59 245

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1747 N1KON 59 233 EA1FDI 59 594

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1750 N1KON 59 234 CT1DVV 59 459

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1752 N1KON 59 235 EH1K 59 131

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1754 N1KON 59 236 HQ2T 59 590

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1755 N1KON 59 237 NC7M 59 635

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1756 N1KON 59 238 EA1ET 59 175

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1757 N1KON 59 239 CR6P 59 320

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1758 N1KON 59 240 VA7BEC 59 246

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1759 N1KON 59 241 CR3A 59 1264

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1801 N1KON 59 242 PJ2T 59 707

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1802 N1KON 59 243 WC6H 59 376

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1804 N1KON 59 244 VA7IR 59 224

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1805 N1KON 59 245 WN6K 59 067

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1809 N1KON 59 246 YV5EAH 59 225

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1809 N1KON 59 247 W7EB 59 830

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1811 N1KON 59 248 V25Y 59 1490

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1813 N1KON 59 249 KZ7X 59 234

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1816 N1KON 59 250 W6TK 59 778

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1817 N1KON 59 251 ZX5J 59 1832

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1818 N1KON 59 252 NF7E 59 283

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1819 N1KON 59 253 KX7M 59 1413

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1821 N1KON 59 254 WQ7X 59 87

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1824 N1KON 59 255 6W2SC 59 949

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1826 N1KON 59 256 KP2/NE1RD 59 212

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1828 N1KON 59 257 VA7JW 59 73

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1831 N1KON 59 258 VC6R 59 1322

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 1833 N1KON 59 259 AA6YX 59 113

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1841 N1KON 59 260 TM7F 59 1015

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1843 N1KON 59 261 LY9Y 59 933

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1846 N1KON 59 262 I8QLS 59 429

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1848 N1KON 59 263 ER4KAA 59 1166

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1850 N1KON 59 264 J42T 59 903

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1852 N1KON 59 265 LX7I 59 1648

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1854 N1KON 59 266 GM4YXI 59 1211

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1856 N1KON 59 267 DK5TX 59 808

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1857 N1KON 59 268 SJ2W 59 1107

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1859 N1KON 59 269 KR5X 59 914

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1859 N1KON 59 270 VX9HF 59 445

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1901 N1KON 59 271 E7DX 59 1869

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1902 N1KON 59 272 ED1R 59 1455

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1904 N1KON 59 273 OK4U 59 1284

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1907 N1KON 59 274 IR5X 59 753

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1910 N1KON 59 275 DM2A 59 292

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1912 N1KON 59 276 P33W 59 1783

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1913 N1KON 59 277 RN3QO 59 1351

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1916 N1KON 59 278 S55T 59 1259

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1917 N1KON 59 279 EB8AH 59 1420

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1920 N1KON 59 280 G2FM 59 552

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1932 N1KON 59 281 IR9Y 59 1069

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1935 N1KON 59 282 C4I 59 1097

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1937 N1KON 59 283 OE8SKQ 59 159

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1938 N1KON 59 284 EI9E 59 713

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1939 N1KON 59 285 PA6Z 59 654

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1941 N1KON 59 286 PI4COM 59 596

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1942 N1KON 59 287 OM7M 59 1578

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1944 N1KON 59 288 LY6A 59 1339

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1951 N1KON 59 289 NR5M 59 1891

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1952 N1KON 59 290 KI6VC 59 051

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 1954 N1KON 59 291 WB2REM 59 86

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 2002 N1KON 59 292 9A4D 59 792

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 2003 N1KON 59 293 OE3K 59 1908

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 2006 N1KON 59 294 OK1GTH 59 666

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 2008 N1KON 59 295 W2OX 59 77

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-27 2011 N1KON 59 296 OG7X 59 1146

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2018 N1KON 59 297 KL7RA 59 615

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2020 N1KON 59 298 N6QQ 59 552

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2023 N1KON 59 299 5D5A 59 2948

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2024 N1KON 59 300 N7TT 59 1255

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2028 N1KON 59 301 PY7ZY 59 90

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2030 N1KON 59 302 PY3DX 59 764

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2032 N1KON 59 303 6V7M 59 1057

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2035 N1KON 59 304 KH7XS 59 2361

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2035 N1KON 59 305 WH7V 59 2302

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2039 N1KON 59 306 N7RQ 59 607

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2043 N1KON 59 307 HC8GR 59 671

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2117 N1KON 59 308 6W1SJ 59 1292

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2120 N1KON 59 309 XR1A 59 548

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2123 N1KON 59 310 PY5GA 59 1531

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2124 N1KON 59 311 PY2TIM 59 418

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2125 N1KON 59 312 LU3DX 59 607

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2127 N1KON 59 313 K3WW 59 780

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2128 N1KON 59 314 PP1CZ 59 952

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2133 N1KON 59 315 PR5D 59 728

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2135 N1KON 59 316 WX7P 59 839

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2140 N1KON 59 317 LP1H 59 1500

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2141 N1KON 59 318 VX7BC 59 306

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2143 N1KON 59 319 HC2GF 59 435

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2144 N1KON 59 320 CE4CT 59 916

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2147 N1KON 59 321 WK5T 59 1093

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2148 N1KON 59 322 PY2BRA 59 210

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2150 N1KON 59 323 ZW4O 59 676

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2152 N1KON 59 324 PT1A 59 1016

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2153 N1KON 59 325 K2PO 59 374

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2201 N1KON 59 326 LR4E 59 335

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2206 N1KON 59 327 HH4/K4QD 59 49

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2208 N1KON 59 328 AD7YT 59 377

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2215 N1KON 59 329 ND2T 59 809

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2221 N1KON 59 330 DR1A 59 1792

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2223 N1KON 59 331 KM9M 59 141

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2224 N1KON 59 332 N8AMM 59 348

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2229 N1KON 59 333 K9CJ 59 270

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-27 2231 N1KON 59 334 NQ4I 59 1201

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2336 N1KON 59 335 YV4CW 59 040

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2350 N1KON 59 336 X3R6T 59 157

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2355 N1KON 59 337 PW2P 59 886

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2356 N1KON 59 338 PY2DEZ 59 86

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-27 2359 N1KON 59 339 AY5F 59 1735

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0001 N1KON 59 340 KI7M 59 869

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0002 N1KON 59 341 YW5T 59 79

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0003 N1KON 59 342 VG7G 59 308

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0005 N1KON 59 343 PY5QW 59 533

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0006 N1KON 59 344 PY2NY 59 903

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0008 N1KON 59 345 VA7ST 59 588

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0009 N1KON 59 346 PQ5B 59 2020

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0011 N1KON 59 347 ZX2B 59 2180

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0017 N1KON 59 348 NQ4I 59 1226

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0019 N1KON 59 349 LU5FF 59 1367

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0020 N1KON 59 350 KC6X 59 713

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0022 N1KON 59 351 AK6M 59 765

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0023 N1KON 59 352 8P5A 59 4053

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0025 N1KON 59 353 CQ8X 59 3311

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0026 N1KON 59 354 WF3C 59 772

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0029 N1KON 59 355 N7TT 59 1480

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0031 N1KON 59 356 XR1A 59 234

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0033 N1KON 59 357 W7PU 59 411

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0038 N1KON 59 358 KK7OO 59 682

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0039 N1KON 59 359 NC7M 59 822

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0043 N1KON 59 360 K5MSO 59 148

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0044 N1KON 59 361 VX7CC 59 1661

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0050 N1KON 59 362 CE4CT 59 468

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0054 N1KON 59 363 NE5LL 59 473

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0101 N1KON 59 364 V25Y 59 2256

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0102 N1KON 59 365 NX6T 59 787

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0103 N1KON 59 366 LS1D 59 1172

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0107 N1KON 59 367 KG0F 59 1470

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0118 N1KON 59 368 CE3DNP 59 323

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0121 N1KON 59 369 KV7DX 59 517

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0123 N1KON 59 370 AH6RR 59 659

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0124 N1KON 59 371 K5TR 59 2042

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0125 N1KON 59 372 KG7C 59 388

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0130 N1KON 59 373 WN6K 59 210

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0133 N1KON 59 374 PJ2T 59 1018

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0134 N1KON 59 375 WQ7X 59 466

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0145 N1KON 59 376 HC8GR 59 852

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0148 N1KON 59 377 AY8A 59 850

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0151 N1KON 59 378 KV0K 59 1982

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0202 N1KON 59 379 WP2Z 59 2252

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0208 N1KON 59 380 PJ4L 59 1433

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0210 N1KON 59 381 VE5PV 59 423

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0214 N1KON 59 382 PZ5RA 59 1183

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0218 N1KON 59 383 K0GPS 59 292

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0220 N1KON 59 384 WH7V 59 3202

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0227 N1KON 59 385 VE6SF 59 408

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0228 N1KON 59 386 KL7RA 59 1667

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 0234 N1KON 59 387 JF3QNM 59 797

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0242 N1KON 59 388 W4II 59 132

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0244 N1KON 59 389 K3ZO 59 1635

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0247 N1KON 59 390 E73M 59 182

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0251 N1KON 59 391 E7DX 59 2784

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0254 N1KON 59 392 DK0WL 59 487

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0255 N1KON 59 393 NK5O 59 608

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0300 N1KON 59 394 OL0W 59 1018

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0304 N1KON 59 395 YT8A 59 1905

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0313 N1KON 59 396 WB9S 59 2284

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0314 N1KON 59 397 NF4A 59 444

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0315 N1KON 59 398 VX3CX 59 1401

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0322 N1KON 59 399 KS3F 59 948

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0323 N1KON 59 400 W2IRT 59 371

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0324 N1KON 59 401 IR4X 59 2084

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0330 N1KON 59 402 N7TT 59 1776

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0332 N1KON 59 403 VA7ST 59 732

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0334 N1KON 59 404 NY6DX 59 1460

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0335 N1KON 59 405 W7CAR 59 241

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0337 N1KON 59 406 KB1EFS 59 121

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0341 N1KON 59 407 KP4JRS 59 378

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0343 N1KON 59 408 WG5J 59 1345

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0345 N1KON 59 409 WQ7X 59 644

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0346 N1KON 59 410 WK0P 59 229

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0351 N1KON 59 411 W0BH 59 342

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0355 N1KON 59 412 VE9ML 59 223

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0357 N1KON 59 413 CQ3L 59 2308

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0404 N1KON 59 414 VX7CC 59 2010

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0406 N1KON 59 415 5D5A 59 3949

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0413 N1KON 59 416 NE1C 59 400

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0414 N1KON 59 417 EA4KD 59 585

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0432 N1KON 59 418 VX3AP 59 1917

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0433 N1KON 59 419 K0CN 59 688

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0434 N1KON 59 420 EA3WD 59 1380

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0436 N1KON 59 421 DR1A 59 1174

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0439 N1KON 59 422 NA8SA 59 097

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0450 N1KON 59 423 W9RE 59 31

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0456 N1KON 59 424 VG7G 59 391

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0459 N1KON 59 425 K7HC 59 748

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0500 N1KON 59 426 NK7U 59 445

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0503 N1KON 59 427 VE3EJ 59 2931

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0505 N1KON 59 428 EB8AH 59 779

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0507 N1KON 59 429 VA3GKO 59 291

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0509 N1KON 59 430 CR3A 59 476

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0512 N1KON 59 431 WR3Z 59 2328

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0514 N1KON 59 432 W0BH 59 492

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0516 N1KON 59 433 WW9R 59 608

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0519 N1KON 59 434 YV5MSG 59 123

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0520 N1KON 59 435 NQ4I 59 723

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0522 N1KON 59 436 KZ5MM 59 660

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0524 N1KON 59 437 AJ1I 59 2268

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0526 N1KON 59 438 KP3Z 59 2857

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0527 N1KON 59 439 W2DKM 59 079

QSO: 3500 PH 2010-03-28 0534 N1KON 59 440 KC3R 59 2463

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0538 N1KON 59 441 HI3K 59 615

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0542 N1KON 59 442 W7RN 59 780

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0544 N1KON 59 443 PQ5B 59 2369

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0547 N1KON 59 444 WQ6X 59 1104

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0548 N1KON 59 445 CT1JLZ 59 2892

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0550 N1KON 59 446 EA7LL 59 1269

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0552 N1KON 59 447 AK6M 59 647

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0554 N1KON 59 448 HI3TEJ 59 1793

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0555 N1KON 59 449 KP3Z 59 2897

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0557 N1KON 59 450 OM7M 59 2321

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0558 N1KON 59 451 NH7A 59 2308

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0607 N1KON 59 452 PV2P 59 367

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 0608 N1KON 59 453 WF3C 59 490

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1712 N1KON 59 454 W6AFA 59 628

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1714 N1KON 59 455 NM6G 59 751

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1715 N1KON 59 456 VG7G 59 444

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1716 N1KON 59 457 CQ3L 59 3688

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1717 N1KON 59 458 KZ2V 59 931

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1730 N1KON 59 459 WV6N 59 364

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1732 N1KON 59 460 NH6P 59 1943

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1734 N1KON 59 461 K6TU 59 519

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1735 N1KON 59 462 NX6T 59 1167

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1738 N1KON 59 463 AE6YB 59 284

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1741 N1KON 59 464 W7DG 59 331

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 1742 N1KON 59 465 W7IJ 59 806

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1747 N1KON 59 466 IZ4JMA 59 091

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1749 N1KON 59 467 DR1A 59 2824

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1752 N1KON 59 468 UT5MB 59 285

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1753 N1KON 59 469 OM8A 59 763

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1754 N1KON 59 470 SN3R 59 3249

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1756 N1KON 59 471 ED1T 59 840

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1757 N1KON 59 472 SP9LJD 59 2295

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1758 N1KON 59 473 9A3B 59 2348

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1800 N1KON 59 474 OM0M 59 1681

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1804 N1KON 59 475 OL4A 59 2075

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1806 N1KON 59 476 IR4X 59 2732

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1811 N1KON 59 477 EI9HX 59 1414

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1812 N1KON 59 478 GM3WOJ 59 1118

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1813 N1KON 59 479 IZ2FOS 59 1948

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1815 N1KON 59 480 IQ1RY 59 2846

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1817 N1KON 59 481 DK0EE 59 1171

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1818 N1KON 59 482 KA1IOR 59 430

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1824 N1KON 59 483 OT5A 59 1761

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1827 N1KON 59 484 RT4F 59 5190

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1830 N1KON 59 485 IK6CWQ 59 1808

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1833 N1KON 59 486 HA9PP 59 1752

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1835 N1KON 59 487 AD5XD 59 934

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1836 N1KON 59 488 4O3A 59 3282

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1840 N1KON 59 489 S50A 59 1302

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1842 N1KON 59 490 CR3A 59 1451

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1844 N1KON 59 491 E73M 59 2327

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1848 N1KON 59 492 KK1KW 59 849

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1850 N1KON 59 493 IR2C 59 1676

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1852 N1KON 59 494 S52WW 59 801

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1854 N1KON 59 495 KO1U 59 1340

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1856 N1KON 59 496 AD5VJ 59 969

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1857 N1KON 59 497 CR6K 59 2650

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1858 N1KON 59 498 IK4DCX 59 435

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1907 N1KON 59 499 LZ9W 59 1802

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1911 N1KON 59 500 YL2BJ 59 1248

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1940 N1KON 59 501 DR775TMG 59 350

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1942 N1KON 59 502 K1DG 59 345

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1944 N1KON 59 503 EO3Q 59 2587

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1946 N1KON 59 504 M0XXT 59 940

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 1949 N1KON 59 505 G5O 59 939

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2003 N1KON 59 506 S50G 59 1553

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2010 N1KON 59 507 FM5AN 59 282

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2012 N1KON 59 508 VX7CC 59 2662

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2014 N1KON 59 509 9A1P 59 2211

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2017 N1KON 59 510 4B1KK 59 1006

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2017 N1KON 59 511 ZY7C 59 3125

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2019 N1KON 59 512 PJ2/OH1VR 59 1633

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2022 N1KON 59 513 LT1F 59 3359

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2025 N1KON 59 514 L73D 59 1064

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2026 N1KON 59 515 P41M 59 4042

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2028 N1KON 59 516 ZX2B 59 3248

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2033 N1KON 59 517 K7EDX 59 697

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2038 N1KON 59 518 KP2/NE1RD 59 616

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2047 N1KON 59 519 VK7ZE 59 1579

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2051 N1KON 59 520 EA7RU 59 1391

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2054 N1KON 59 521 FO8RZ 59 782

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2057 N1KON 59 522 VE7XF 59 662

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2101 N1KON 59 523 VP50V 59 2999

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2103 N1KON 59 524 NP3CW 59 115

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2106 N1KON 59 525 CE1UGE 59 362

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2109 N1KON 59 526 HR2DMR 59 1350

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2111 N1KON 59 527 PW2B 59 1308

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2114 N1KON 59 528 EB8AH 59 3563

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2118 N1KON 59 529 YV5AMH 59 1763

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2123 N1KON 59 530 YV1FM 59 185

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2124 N1KON 59 531 LO7H 59 1456

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2125 N1KON 59 532 XR3P 59 1019

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2129 N1KON 59 533 LU6FOV 59 757

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2133 N1KON 59 534 LU6FAH 59 575

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2136 N1KON 59 535 TI5N 59 1145

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2139 N1KON 59 536 XR1A 59 531

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2141 N1KON 59 537 PU9OSB 59 416

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2142 N1KON 59 538 PW5G 59 2098

QSO: 28000 PH 2010-03-28 2145 N1KON 59 539 LW1DTZ 59 1169

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2240 N1KON 59 540 EF1A 59 1024

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2241 N1KON 59 541 YW2LV 59 1182

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2243 N1KON 59 542 G2W 59 1813

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2246 N1KON 59 543 YV5AMH 59 1929

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2249 N1KON 59 544 KT6YL 59 426

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2251 N1KON 59 545 JH7XMO 59 1013

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2253 N1KON 59 546 VX6AO 59 2090

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2257 N1KON 59 547 P40V 59 5563

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2301 N1KON 59 548 PY6HD 59 532

QSO: 14000 PH 2010-03-28 2312 N1KON 59 549 CQ3L 59 4244

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2319 N1KON 59 550 PJ4L 59 2834

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2321 N1KON 59 551 LU5OM 59 304

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2322 N1KON 59 552 PQ5B 59 3834

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2327 N1KON 59 553 YY1MTX 59 364

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2331 N1KON 59 554 L21D 59 1810

QSO: 21000 PH 2010-03-28 2336 N1KON 59 555 WZ8P 59 204

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2339 N1KON 59 556 KU8E 59 794

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2341 N1KON 59 557 WY3P 59 3679

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2342 N1KON 59 558 WK4Y 59 576

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2343 N1KON 59 559 NC4MM 59 819

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2346 N1KON 59 560 AD8J 59 330

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2347 N1KON 59 561 AC4MM 59 826

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2348 N1KON 59 562 KD4D 59 990

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2352 N1KON 59 563 WC2L 59 226

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2354 N1KON 59 564 WW2P 59 195

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2355 N1KON 59 565 W4MYA 59 592

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2358 N1KON 59 566 KZ9O 59 1471

QSO: 7000 PH 2010-03-28 2359 N1KON 59 567 KA1GEU 59 481

END-OF-LOG:
 
GØAEV   SOSB10 HP   29,1972010-04-04 02:42:45
Part-time operation on a band with part-time propagation ;-)
 
LU5FF   SO(A)AB(TS) LP   5,766,0582010-04-04 10:22:25
Tnx all for QSO
QSL via EA5KB & LOTW

CU test

Javi LU5FF
www.lu5ff.com.ar
 
W5WMU   SOSB80 HP   578,3482010-04-04 17:53:12
Lesson learned...do not challenge W5PR to a single band effort..had a few
problems but he stuck it to me..next year!!
 
I4FYF   SOSB160 HP   476,9302010-04-05 00:09:40
vet + bev,
73 fabio
 
PY5GA(@PY5EG)   M/M HP   34,931,4572010-04-05 05:15:07
This operation used the call of our elmer Olavo PY5GA, now SK.
We decided to honor his memory and to say one last time a great "Thank You" for
a great friend and ham radio operator.
 
W6ONV   SOAB HP   15,7252010-04-05 09:16:29
Too many other commitments at the time. I missed out participating at the local
big gun station (NR6O) and shadowing a very experienced op (N6BV) because of
work. Thankfully his offer still stands and I will find another BIG contest to
make the time to see how a large station operates during a contest such as WPX.
Thankfully in what little time I did have I did pick up a few all time new ones
(guess that's the nice thing about being new to DX and contesting) on 20 and
15M. The 5-band hex at 20' seemed to do a very good job again, in what is
probably my weakest mode, SSB. Thanks for the QSOs.
 
9A7P(9A3BIM)   SOAB LP   381,8062010-04-05 15:31:20
Kenwood TS-2000X; Inv.V 80/40m, 2el Quad 20/15/10m

Too much of QRM from 80 to 20m ...

73
 
KC3R(LZ4AX)   SOAB HP   11,637,4022010-04-05 16:35:28
Some mighty huge scores out there! Congratulations to N3KS and the guys at K9RS
and K1LZ!

Didn't intend to operate the whole 36 hours, mostly wanted to play around with
K3's AGC settings. Changed my mind after the first million points. Still, tried
to take it easy and keep the fun factor as high as possible for a phone contest.
Stayed away from 20 and 40 when there were really crowded, slept when I felt
sleepy, took time off every 4-5 hours. Felt good, quite different than ARRL
Phone.

Thanks to Jim, WA3FET for letting me use the station and CU in WPX CW!
73, Alex LZ4AX
 
LTØD(LU6DU)   SOSB10(R) LP   513,8192010-04-05 16:36:10
buenas condiciones, equipo kenwood ts 850 antena palombo 3 el 3 banda
 
KQ7W(@N7BV)   M/S HP   2,278,6262010-04-05 18:55:37
We had a sudden outbreak of equipment problems about 4 hours before the start of
the contest, hampering the first 6 hours of the contest. The K3 had glitched on
a firmware load the day before leaving top third of 40m dead. Matt, KQ7W
started the contest on the TS-850 however, the Amp for that station blew on
startup. Guess Mr. Murphy was restless to visit the Great Northwest.

Over all propagaion was much improved over recent years. It was a lot of fun.
One of the newest hams up here, 13 year old KF7HJT enjoyed his first contest
session.

STATION:
Transceivers: K3; TS-850
Amp: Alpha 78

ANTENNAS
3el SteppIR @ 50ft
HyGain 204ba @ 50ft
40m K3LR Sloper System
80m K3LR Sloper System
160m Coaxial Inv-L

Thanks to all for the contacts. 73, Chuck N7BV & Matt KQ7W
 
EB8AH(@EA8AH)   M/M HP   66,181,3122010-04-06 05:44:47
First day looked great and we were right on track for 70 Million points but then
the rates died and the night was a struggle on low bands. Fortunately the rates
picked up again on the second day and we ended up with a score that is 10%
higher than the current M/M World record. Great to see 10 meters producing
almost 1000 QSO's.

Thanks to all for the OSQ's!

73 de EB8AH crew
 
CR3A   M/2 HP   44,200,0002010-04-07 01:23:03
First we'd like to send a special thanks to all the stations that worked us
during the contest.
It was a nice contest, without any special objective in mind besides that of
having fun and joy of such a nice contest with all the competitors we already
know, and those discovered during the contest.
During the contest we had some equipment problems but managed to get thru and
continued the contest participation.
It's always good to work 10Mm but even for short time the magical band "opened"
to us.

Anyway congrats to all the participants and hope next year gets better
conditions.

CT3 Madeira Contest Team
 
WN2O(N2GC)   SOSB80(TS) HP   316,8002010-04-09 19:45:35
IC756PROIII, AL-1200, DIPOLE @35'
 
WO1N   SO(A)AB HP   60,0662010-04-10 17:32:15
Station: FT1000D, C3-SS@38', DX-LB@55', 80VertC@65', N1MM

A few Qs in an otherwise busy weekend.

Ken
WO1N
 
WØPRS   SOAB LP   42,7002010-04-10 20:11:57
Rookie.
 
KQ2M   SOSB15 HP   3,022,1702010-04-11 08:59:10
WPXSSB has always been my favorite contest since my first "operation" back in
1975. Although I routinely work about 90+ hours per week at this time of year,
and am particualrly busy now developing my two business websites
www.rlsfinancialgroup.com and www.jgbconsultingcorp.com ,the thought of missing
such a fun contest with great propagation, was simply unacceptable! :-)

With the top 20 meter antenna no longer attached to the tower, and dangling
vertically by its coax between the 20 yagis at 82' and 54', a 20 meter
operation was out of the question (the top 20 was torn off the tower on Friday
night of ARRLDXSSB in a violet windstorm). So on Saturday I hooked up the 15
meter stack of HG155CA's 5/5/5/5 @ 109' (rotatable), 90' rotatable on a
sidemount, 60' rotatable on a sidemount and 29' fixed NE, and set up the
station, with very low expectations.

With a SF of 84 and SN of 27, I expected to work Europe for an hour or two and
mostly US. The low A and K indices of 3 and 1 were very positive but the
Auroral Oval number of 1 was especially exciting. (More on this later).

At 1125z I worked ZS4JAN followed by ZS1JY for my fist q's. I was hearing weak
EU, a good sign this early, and a few minutes later I started a EU crawl (not
run). A smattering of EU big guns, Africans, SA and US called in for the next
20 minutes with many of the signals sounding like they were coming through a
"tunnel". This happens when the muf is barely high enough to open the band.
Right at 1215z signals came up about 2 s-units and a real run started. and by
1220z, 5 minutes later, the band EXPLODED to EA and I with a few Russians
thrown in. By 1245z it was "off to the races" as the muf cleared 21.2 mhz and
kept rising. When the band opened, zone 21 stations began to call in: A71CV,
7Z1HL, HZ1PS, followed by a rapidly increasing percentage of Russian stations.
Whenever the band is open to Russia, cndx are GOOD and the rates spike 50%
higher. By 13z, I was working everything EU and it was LOUD! with Russians,
all of Europe, Africa (5C2P, ST2AR, many EA8's) and loads of Italians.

15 was simply AMAZING with the SSN and SF this low. What a blast! Peak 10
minute rates were in the 260-280 per hour range and I had many 5 q's minutes
with one 1 q minute. I finished with 14z with my first 200 hour in WPXSSB in
many years. 200 hours are rare in WPXSSB as a Stateside station working DX
because it is hard to correctly copy the serial numbers and the need to ask for
many repeats slows you down!

As 14z passed into 15z, propagation followed the greyline with enhancement into
Russia and the DL's getting louder. HS0ZIN and 9M2TO called in with a few YB's
as I continued to work all of EU with a few W's thrown in. I simply could not
believe how sensational 15 was! At 1540z, 15 abruptly faded but came back a
few minutes later with more Russians and DL's. 16z was another outstanding hour
but it was clear that the noon-time absorption was keeping signals a few s-units
weaker than before and soon the muf would drop. By 17z I had antennas in every
direction NE, S and W so that I could be heard in EU when the band reopened,
work the W's as they came on the band and still be loud enough for the
occasional SA/CA stations which would likely be another prefix.

By 1730z, it was mostly West Coast (and very low volume) an occasional African
(5N7M, 6W2SC, 6W1SJ and 3V8SS with a few ZS's) and an occasional Big Gun EU
station. At 18z it was work the US and chase the SA/CA stations. Things
slowed down dramatically and there was very little rate to work the US/VE -
only about 60-70 per hour. Occasionally an EA station would call in and tell
me that I was LOUD - (you always keep an antenna toward EU/AFR in the afternoon
on 15!) but no one else was there to work me. My guess is that they were all on
20 and 40 by then. 19z and 20z were similar - CQ and slowly work West Coast and
VE and the occasional SA/CA station and hope the band stayed open. At 2053z,
VK2APG called in followed immediately by VK3HR and ZL1OGX. I was shocked to
discover that the VK's and ZL stations were coming in SHORTPATH and were
inaudible Longpath. For the past 5 years, almost every VK and ZL station that
I have worked on 20 before dark, has been LONGPATH without exception, so the
idea of working VK/ZL shortpath on 15 in daylight, was almost unbelievable. As
I continued to slowly work the West Coast/VE on 15 into the 21z hour, an
occational KH6, VK or ZL would call in. Other pleasant surprise callers were
A33A, E51USA and E51COF! I had high hopes of working a JA or two, but at JA
sunrise @ 2134z, nothing was heard, even with 10 elements pointed there.

As the 22z hour started, rate was almost gone and a few SA stations began to
call, HC8GR, CE4CT, PT1A and a few Northern stations, KL7RA and then JN1NDY @
2208z. He was a real S7! I quickly turned the two top antennas back to JA and
NOTHING! At 2218z JG1WNO called in followed by 7 more JA's in the next 17
minutes, and that was all; my JA run of 9 was over! But it was 9 more JA's
than I ever expected to work on 15. With no rate I alternated calling CQ with
listening on the 2nd vfo of my FT1000MP and worked KH0UA (who was VERY hard to
understand). VP8NO called in, but that was about it. I took a few 15 minute
breaks, worked a few more stations and called it quits @ 0016z.

At the "halfway point", I had 1327 q's, 681 mults and about 2.2 meg in 11.9
hours of operating. It was vastly more than I could have reasonably expected
and I was thrilled that 15 was alive and well with such a low sunspot number.

I knew that on Sunday, I would have to stop operating at 18z because we were
having a family gathering and Dinner and there was a lot of XYL helping to do,
so I prepeared to get up early.

Well, things were VERY DIFFERENT on Sunday! As good as Saturday was, that's
how bad Sunday was! While I was able to work a few EU and SA stations at
1130z, there was no run. In fact, at 12z, 15 DIED! I called cq for the next
45 minutes and worked about 15 staions - mostly SA/CA with a few ZS's and 5D5A.
I figured that we must have had a solar flare and I when I saw the Auroral Oval
at 7! with the BZ @ -3 (Earth's magnetic field now pointing South), I knew that
the fun was over. In the next 2 hours I worked about 30 stations, compared to
almost 400 on Saturday! A few US, a few SA/CA, and a few ZS. At 1445z, there
was a brief burst to "G" with exceptionally rapid QSB, but by 1455z, the band
was struggling to open to EU. Today it was mostly weak G's and a few DL's. A
few Northern EU stations made it into the log in the next hour, but no opening
ro Russia or Eastern EU. By 16z it was 5C5W, A65CA and SV9CVY calling in, with
a smattering of Southern/Westerm EU and little else. At 1634z, J28AA called in,
followed by a few ZS's, but EU was basically gone and from then on it was the
occasional US/VE caller. I stopped at 1808z after a steady stream of new US
prefixes, and I knew that the band would stay open, but it was time to
rearrange furniture, set the table and entertain the guests.

I finished with 1598 q's 786 mults at 3.022 Meg in 17.9 hours. I learned later
than 15 had reopened to Western/Northern EU from about 1845z - 2030z and was
also good to the West Coast. I had missed the opening when the Auroral Oval
satellite reading had fallen from 7 back down to 3! You could make a nice
graph of the inverse correlation between the Auroral Oval and rate. With low
SF and marginal band openings, the Auroral Oval rules all!, and that is with
low A and K indices at this point of the cycle on 15. With a SF of 80 and a K
of 3, I never would have heard EU at all during the weekend! But when the Oval
showed a reading of 1 on Saturday (its lowest reading), 15 was AMAZING! The
higher you are in latitude, the more that this is a factor, especially in New
England.

Here is the ocmparison:

Day 1 1327 q's 681 mult in 11.9 hrs Auroral Oval =1
Day 2 271 q's 105 mult in 6.0 hrs Auroral Oval =6-7

I had an enormous amount of fun in this WPXSSB and it was great to say hello to
so many old friends! It is wonderful to see how much activity there is in this
contest compared to 35 years ago when I first operated in WPXSSB!

Thanks for all the qso's and mults! CU in the next one.

73
Bob KQ2M

kq2m@earthlink.net

www.rlsfinancialgroup.com
 
KE7WVZ   SOAB LP   15,6632010-04-12 23:42:28
Great Band Condx over the Weekend...for a great change !
The Run of DX stations on 15m during Sat/Sun Aft was amazing for this early in
cycle24.
Kinda wish the 'Nite Owls would come alive on 80m Sat night but maybe they were
tired...from the long 15/10m runs during the aft.
Great fun and great DX....Thks !
 
VK1CC(@VK2SCP)   M/2 HP   9,733,2452010-04-13 00:54:42
We were at a disadvantage as we could not operate 15 and 10 at the same time due
to antenna limitations. Something that will be sorted out for the CQ WW test.
Also have not been able to get an effective 80 antenna for DX from the site so
80 is pretty much a write off every other year so we did not even attempt it
this test.

Overall, considering the operation only was put together on Friday and set up
did not happen till 9am Sat morning, it turned out better than any of us would
have expected.
 
KK9A   SOSB20 HP   6,700,0002010-04-14 18:52:57
I had not operated the WPX Phone contest from the US in 8 years. In fact I had
not used my US callsign in so long that I placed a note on my monitor with KK9A
written on it. I really looked forward to operating this contest from my new
station. My 50th birthday occurred on the first day of the contest and I could
not think of better way to celebrate. My station is still under construction
and I had to run temporary cables on lawn chairs to the tower. I set up a
radio and amplifier in the house and ran a temporary 240v wire for the
equipment. Unfortunately I caught a virus on Friday, just before the contest,
which really had me feeling run down. I almost did not start the contest, but I
decided to get on and give it a try anyway. Somehow between the caffeine and
adrenalin I was able to put in a serious effort. Afterwards, I paid the price
for not resting while sick and I spent a lot of time on Monday in bed. The
contest went pretty well the first day, until the relay started going bad on my
amplifier. I suffered with it for a while until I was able to take a short
break and set up a different amp. After the amp problem, things were pretty
uneventful until the last four hours when a severe storm rolled into my area.
There were thunderstorms in the area, causing a lot of QRN, making receiving
difficult at times and there were also heavy winds along with a tornado
warning. I could see the top of a white flowering Bradford Pear tree being
violently blown around just outside my second floor window. I continued to
operate, hoping that the lightning would not get any closer to my unprotected
station and that a tornado would not touch down. The weather conditions did
not get any worse and I was able to operate until the end, when I quickly
disconnected everything. Conditions were pretty good for most of the contest
and even with the aforementioned problems, I had fun. It is also possible that
this score will be a new regional record. Thanks for the QSOs. Please QSL via
WD9DZV.

73,
John KK9A / P40A
john@kk9a.com
 
HI3TEJ   SOAB LP   8,414,7152010-04-15 05:54:48
Tnxs for a great contest!!!
Nice propa from 80-15 but on 10, still bad very bad to my location
79 qsos only on 10 meter not enough to get a better score at the end but
Here we go... Murphy will not last forever.


Again
Tnxs and cu in next pile

Ted
Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.


???? ...Gracias por regalarme un Concurso sin interferencia...
 
AD1C   SO(A)AB LP   128,0132010-04-15 06:51:18
601 QSO points, my goal was 2 points/QSO.
 
9A3CWW   SOSB15 LP   5,1522010-04-17 09:28:51
73 from yl Kristina
 
VP5ØV(W5CW)   SOAB LP   7,263,7182010-04-18 12:12:36
Great time as usual; very pleased to give out another new prefix (VP50V) this
year. Thanks to everyone who worked me. See you again in WPXSSB2011 with
another "new one". 73, Dave, W5CW
 
KP2DX(KP2BH)   SOAB LP   622,6502010-04-19 05:11:51
Nice propagation specially on 15 meters.bands been very active. just operate 13
hrs. Thanks to my friend jaime KP2B for let me use his rig (ft-1000mp).
 
NØOST   SOAB(TS) HP   165,4302010-04-19 18:24:59
Good contest! Lots of stations this year or maybe I could just hear a little
better. It does seem like the bands are getting better. I need to improve my
low band antennas. Thanks for the contacts. 73
 
OL1X   M/2 HP   13,907,4402010-04-22 14:34:10
Our best score ever, we have more than doubled our final score from the last
year. Of course, this is mainly due to much better condx on higher bands,
especially on 15m, however I guess we have significantly improved on lower
bands as well - we were well ahead of last years' numbers from the very
beginning of the contest.
OK1XQ has made his first (and successfull) appearance in our team.
We built and used a beverage for the very first time - it really worked and
made listening to W's on 80m much easier.
For me personally, this time it was a thrilling and enjoyable contest, which
feeling I missed in SSB contest for a while.

So - a great weekend in all aspects. Thanks to everyone who made a call, and
again our big thanks to Radek OK1MAL for his enormous help with setting the
station up.



RIG: position A - FT1000 mV Field + TL922
position B - FT1000 mV Field + TL922

ANT: inv Vee for 160m, loop for 80m, loop for 40m, 5 el OWA for 20m, 6 el OWA
for 15m, ECO tribander with 40m ext. kit., ECO DHF6 mult.bander

RX ANT: K9AY loops, 180m beverage @300 deg



73, Radim OK1FDR
 
KH7BB   SO(A)AB(TS) HP   2,405,3522010-04-25 14:22:48
My first effort in a WPX contest. My boys, alex-11, Matt-WH7XM-13),
girlfriend(Ruth), and I got a small Mosley tribander up on a 20' extension
ladder an hour before the contest. That plus a dipole for 40M at 12' was all we
could manage. A couple hours in my Dentron MLA2500B emmited enough smoke to fill
the house - time to take a break... After inspecting the Amp I could find no
visual problems. Throwing caution to the wind I used the internal tuner to
match the dentron and antenna. My signal varied from ~900 watts to 2
watts(continuously) and everywhere in between. In addition a sticky relay
caused many recieved signals to be down 20db. Well I fought with the radio fro
a while and shut it down.

Took Saturday off and went diving with my extended family. I left the water
around 3pm local time and started again. The amp was particularly hard to use
on 40 so i called it a night early. Got up Sunday and set about on 10 and 15
meters. The bands were quite good and the balance of the contest was pretty
fun.

All in all just what it should be, good conditions, technical challenges, and a
decent score in the end. Sort of wished I had worked a bit harder, but that's
the game.

73 and Aloha

Carl KH7BB